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SFA to host snake seminar


 

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — A herpetologist who has called snakes the “coolest animals ever” will deliver a seminar about cottonmouths at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Miller Science Building, Room 137. 

 

Dr. William Lutterschmidt, professor of biology at Sam Houston State University, will present “The Ecology of Evaporative Water Loss in the Northern Cottonmouth” and will speak about how this process affects snakes.

 

“Snakes are wonderful models for studying the physiological ecology of cutaneous water loss because they shed their entire skin,” Lutterschmidt said.

 

The one-hour seminar is presented by SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, along with the Department of Biology, and is free and open to the public.

 

For more information about the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, visit atcofa.sfasu.edu. To learn more about the Department of Biology, visit sfasu.edu/biology.

 

 

 

 

 

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Center Tennis Update


 

 

Final score: Fredericksburg 10, Center 4. The team concludes the season 3rd in state. It's a good day to be a Rider! 

 

 

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Football Schedules


 


The Center Roughriders will take on Huntington Red Devils on Friday, November 1st, 2019 in Center at 7:30 p.m. the game will be covered live on KDET 930 AM by your Center Radio Team.

 

The Shelbyville Dragons will take on Groveton Indians in Groveton on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

The Timpson Bears will have a bye.

 

The Tenaha Tigers will take on the Joaquin Rams in Joaquin on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. it will be the Area Game of the Week with Don Wall broadcast live on KQBB 100.5 FM.

 

The San Augustine Wolves will take on Deweyville Pirates in a home game for San Augustine on Friday, November 1st, 2019 at 7 p.m. the game will be broadcast by Tracy Broadway on KXXE 92.5 FM.

 

The Garrison Bulldogs will have a home game on Friday, November 1st, 2019 vs. Harleton Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. it will be Garrison's Senior Night.

 

Across the river, in Lousiana, the Logansport Tigers will travel to LaSalle to take on LaSalle at 7 p.m. on November 1st, 2019.

 

Be sure to download the TuneIn app for your smartphone or mobile device so you can listen in if you do not have a radio. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Fall Festival


 

 

Pleasant Grove MBC will be having their annual Fall Fest, this Saturday, November 2, 2019!  There will be several fun games, a cakewalk, a photo station, campfire, smores, food, and a hayride!  Come join our Church this Saturday, beginning at 5:30 pm.  We are located on CR 1470.  Be sure to bring your coats to stay warm!  We can't wait to see you there.  For more information, please call Bro. Josh Crawford at 936-572-5303.  God Bless.  

 

 

 

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Tenaha First Baptist Church Fall Festival


 

 

 

 

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CCF Hallelujah Night 2019


 

 

Get ready for food, fun, fellowship, and games because Thursday, October 31 is Hallelujah Night at Center Christian Fellowship. It is a community-wide event.  

 

The night of excitement will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be over at 7:00 p.m. It is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”.  It is free, free, free!  This year's theme is “Fall in Love with JESUS”. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy it. Every child that comes will receive lots of candy. 

 

The night of excitement will take place at Center Christian Fellowship located at 2471 U.S.Highway 96 North, Center, Texas. We would love for you to come. There will be a TRUNK or TREAT” with games and candy, hayrides, face painting, an outdoor movie, hot dogs and more!

 

 

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Trunk or Treat Bash


 

 

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat Bash on October 31, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Shelby Savings Bank North Branch and Ivan Smith Furniture Parking Lot.

 

Free Admission

 

 

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Center Tennis Update: Game Play for October 31


 

 

Rider Tennis waited all day to begin the Semi-Finals against defending champion Fredericksburg yesterday but never got the chance as rain continued all day.

 

This morning 10-31-19 they are scheduled to play at 8 a.m. although at a different venue: A&M Consolidated High School.  If they win, the Riders will play the Final Round this afternoon at another high school in town.  

 

 

 

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Panola College SRTC to hold instructor recruiting event


 

 

On November 21, 2019, from 5:00 -7:00 pm, Panola College Shelby Regional Training Center will host a recruiting event for community members to learn more about potential adjunct (part-time) instructor positions. Teaching disciplines may include art, mathematics, science, government, nursing, sociology, history, music, speech, English, philosophy, geography, ESL, developmental English and reading, and more. This event will be come and go with snacks and a door prize drawing.

 

Interested individuals are encouraged to bring their resume and transcript to the event. For more information or to email your resume directly, please email Panola College Director of Shelby County Operations, Cancee Lester at clester@panola.edu.   

 

 

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Today's News 10-31-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Evening News 10-30-19


 

 

 

 

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Cornerstone Therapy and Balance Center of Texas New Location Ribbon Cutting and Open House


 

 

Please join the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Alan Knight and the staff at Cornerstone Therapy and Balance Center of Texas at a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, November 8th at 10 am.  There will be an Open House from 10 am until 2 pm

 

Alan Knight, Physical Therapist and co-owner of Cornerstone Therapy has been practicing physical therapy for over 25 years in Texas and Louisiana.  He has been co-owner of Cornerstone Therapy and Balance Center for more than 10 years.  Alan is a graduate of the LSU HSC PT program.  He currently holds a certification in dry needling and is fluent in other manual therapy techniques.  His staff also holds certifications in a number of manual therapy skills.

 

Cornerstone Therapy and Balance Center specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries as well as a variety of pain conditions, gait, and balance issues.  

Hours of Operation are Monday thru Friday 8:00 am until 5:00 pm

 

Cornerstone Therapy and Balance Center of Texas is located at 204 Tenaha Street (next to Jordan Health).  The public is invited to attend to celebrate and meet Alan and his staff.

Make sure you stop by and meet Alan and his staff on Friday, November 7th.  To contact Cornerstone Therapy directly call 936-280-0280 or fax 936-657-0336.

 

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

 

 


 

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7th Annual Taste of the Holidays Reservation Tickets Available


 

 

The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the 7th Annual Taste of the Holidays, presented by Shelby Savings Bank, an eclectic culinary sampling and dining experience, on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the John D. Windham Civic Center. Tickets will be on sale beginning Monday, November 12 and will be available to be purchased at Shelby County Today, The Light and Champion, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office or from any Chamber Ambassador.  

  

Space is limited and advance tickets are $15 per person. No tickets will be available at the door. 

Those showcased in the exclusive Taste of the Holidays are local chamber member restaurants, caterers, florists and other specialty businesses.


Gold sponsors for the Taste of the Holiday event are Specter, Inc. and Sabine State Bank.
For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.
 

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Vienna Boys Choir to perform at SFA


 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Vienna Boys Choir, renowned as one the finest vocal ensembles in the world for more than five centuries, will perform “Journey Through the Americas” in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

 

A special Encore Event presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, the concert is sponsored in part by Commercial Bank of Texas.

 

“On their last visit to Nacogdoches in 2012, the Vienna Boys Choir sold out Turner Auditorium,” said Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series and Encore Events. “So it’s especially important for music-lovers to order their tickets well in advance for this very special event. It’s truly a thrill to have such an internationally renowned choral group visit SFA again.”

 

“Journey Through the Americas” includes favorite Strauss waltzes, classical masterpieces by Verdi and Beethoven, modern-era works by Bernstein and Gershwin and folk songs from around the world. The program includes a performance of “Amazing Grace” arranged by John Coates.

 

The Vienna Boys Choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, but it was formally established at Vienna Imperial Chapel in 1498 by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. The many incarnations of the group have been performing continuously ever since.

 

Today’s Vienna Boys Choir is comprised of talented young singers from all over the world who are admitted by audition. One-hundred choristers between the ages of 10 and 14 are divided into four touring groups. Each spends 11 weeks of the year on tour. Between them, the choirs give around 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the globe.

 

The choir currently on tour in the U.S. includes boys from Austria, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, Czech Republic, Mongolia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

The choir’s conductor, Manuel Huber, the most recent addition to the ranks of choirmaster of the Vienna Boys Choir, is from Italy and has extensive experience as a voice coach, choir director and music educator in a variety of positions throughout Europe. Prior to his appointment with the Vienna Boys Choir, he was musical director of the Youth Project at the Gut Immling Opera Festival, a voice coach with the highly regarded Tölzer Knabenchor, and guest conductor of Kammerphilharmonie Budweis, Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, and Salzburg’s Mozarteum University Symphony Orchestra.

 

The POK Pühringer Privatstiftung, based in Vienna’s Palais Coburg, is the choir’s general sponsor. Exclusive tour management is provided by Opus 3 Artists, New York, New York.

 

Prior to the SFA performance, Dr. Tod Fish, assistant professor and associate director of choral activities in the SFA School of Music, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery. The gallery is located across the hall from Turner Auditorium, which is inside the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to honor the show’s corporate sponsor.

 

On the night of the concert, the College of Fine Arts will team up with the SFA Office of Student Engagement to collect non-perishable food items for The Pantry at SFA, which is the food pantry designed to assist SFA students in need. Any non-perishable food item will be accepted, but current special needs are canned fruit, variety boxes of oatmeal packets and canned entrees, such as Chef Boyardee ravioli, spaghetti, etc.

 

Encore Event tickets are $45 for Section A seating; $36 for Section B seating; and $27 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children and SFA faculty and staff members, ranging from $3 (for SFA students) to $36 tickets, depending on discount type. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

 

 

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Center ISD Monthly Report


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Sheriff Launches Special Needs Awareness Tool


 

 

Sheriff Richardson would like to announce the rollout of a great new feature from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office. Our 911 Dispatchers receive calls for a variety of different reasons whether it be a welfare check, recent theft at a residence, or suspicious behavior in the area.   We recognize that many citizens in DeSoto Parish are or have loved ones that respond differently to visitors knocking on their door.  

 

 

 

It is always our desire to accommodate, serve, and protect all individuals in the parish to the best of our ability.  Sheriff Richardson is now providing a "Special Needs Awareness" form, available in the new DeSoto Sheriff App and on our website.  With this form, you can fill out the information about a loved one with special needs as it pertains to the individual.  

 

 

This information is sent to and managed by dispatchers so that they are able to communicate with the First Responder visiting your residence.  By filling out the form you are providing the First Responder with an emergency contact, name, nickname, age, description, as well as any additional information that may help law enforcement services and ensure the safety of the individual.  Sheriff Richardson is encouraging the community to take advantage of this tool as soon as possible by downloading the Sheriff App and filling out a form today!

 


 

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Tenaha's Varsity Cross Country Team Qualifies for State Meet


 

 

 

The Tenaha's Varsity Cross Country team recently participated in the Region III Championships held in Huntsville, Texas. They placed 4th out of 26 teams to qualify for the State Championship to be held in Round Rock, Texas on November 9th. This is the first Tenaha team to advance to the State level!

 

 

Team members junior, Irvin Barona, junior, Oscar Flores, sophomore, Alan Mosqueda, junior, Eduardo Flores, and freshman, Daniel Loredo, are pictured above.  The team is looking forward to competing in their first State Championship.  The Cross Country team is coached by Lauri Sisk.

 

 

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First Baptist Church of Tenaha Fall Festival


 

 

 

 

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2019 Santa's Christmas Parade


 



“Songs of the Season” Presented by Shelby Savings Bank on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 6 p.m.
 

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 parade will begin on the downtown square at 6 p.m.  Line up begins at 4:45 on Malone Drive.  Marching bands, Walkers, Motorcycles, Antique Cars will start near the First United Methodist Church on Porter Street.

 

Due to the construction on the downtown square, the Parade route will be slightly altered.  Once the Parade gets to the downtown square, participants will continue on Shelbyville Street and turn left onto Cora Street.  The Parade will continue on Cora Street until Crockett Street where participants will turn left and left again onto Logansport Street heading back to the Square.  Once participants come to either George Ihlo Drive, Porter Street or Tenaha Street they may turn right and return to their start point.

 

Plan on spending the day on the Square to shop and enjoy the Parade.  Shops will be open and many will be having their Christmas Open Houses.

 

Applications and guidelines are available on the Chamber website at www.shelbycountychamber.com or you may contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.

 


    
 

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Praise 2019


 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is gearing up for Praise 2019!  This is a fundraiser that will have live gospel singing, prizes, auctions, and refreshments!  This year, it will be held at the Senior Nutrition Center on Loop 500 @ 6 pm.  The tickets are $10 for admission and can be purchased at each of our programs.  There will be limited seating, so get your tickets today and come enjoy local church groups singing Christmas songs.  For more information, please call 936-598-4990.  Just ask for Sherry Harding or Josh Crawford.  God Bless you all.  

 

 

 

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2019 Halloween in the Hole


 

 

 

 

 

 


The 2019 Halloween in the Hole hosted by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and John Burns Farmers Insurance Agency event had a good turn out. This is the 6th year that the event has been hosted, it was held again this year at the baseball field near the Center Roughrider Stadium, next to F.L. Moffett Primary School. Burns believes that there were around 400 children that came through this year.

 

 

 

 

John Michael Burns photo by Justin Mott

 

There were around 40 local business vendors that showed up to give away candy in addition to some high school clubs that also helped out.  There was face painting a dance contest and candy for the kids. Halloween in the Hole according to Burns started in 2015 and was the ideal of Larry Horn. Burns said, "It's just grown every year, this year we were blessed with some really good weather." 

 

For more photos from the event click here:

 

 

 

 

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 Tri-County Community Action, Inc. Board Meeting 


              

Tri-County Community Action, Inc. will hold a Board Meeting on Monday, November 4, 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 p.m. For more information call Yolanda Neal at (936) 598-6315 Ext: 200.


 

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TxDOT Urges to Be Safe as Deer Season Approaches


 

 

LUFKIN – As deer season begins, motorists are urged to stay alert in pre-dawn hours and after dark. Deer are on the move through the nine-county Lufkin District and several crashes involving deer hits have been reported. TxDOT wants to remind drivers of the dangers of deer on the roadways and how quickly they will run across the roadway.

 

Motorists are urged to be attentive, especially just after sunset and the hours just before sunrise. These times are when the most deer versus vehicle collisions occur. Pay attention to road signs that indicate a heavy wildlife population in the area and reduce speed where deer have been known to cross.

 

“We usually see more deer hits in rural areas, but so far this year, there have been several on state and US highways, like the crash that occurred Tuesday on US 69 North in Angelina County,” said Rhonda Oaks, spokesperson for the Lufkin District. “Because deer are so much more active this time of year, we urge motorists to stay alert, especially during the dusk and pre-dawn hours when deer are known to move around more.”

 

Safety tips that could help motorists avoid a deer versus vehicle crash include:

Reduce speed if you see a deer near the edge of the roadway. Deer seldom run alone. If you see one deer, others could be nearby.


When driving at night, use high beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams will better illuminate the eyes of the deer, but be careful not to use high beams in fog.
Slow down and blow your horn with one long blast to frighten the deer.


Brake firmly when you notice a deer in or near your path, but stay in your lane. Many serious crashes occur when drivers swerve to avoid hitting a deer. Always wear your seatbelt.


If your vehicle strikes a deer, do not touch the animal. A frightened and wounded deer can hurt you or further injure itself. Move your car off the road, if possible, and call 911. If possible, remain in your vehicle. It is the safest place. Many secondary crashes occur due to pedestrians in the roadway.


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

 

 

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Today's News 10-29-19


 

 

 

 

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Evening News 10-28-19


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Outreach Newsletter


 

 

 

 

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Hallelujah Night 2019


 

 

Get ready for food, fun, fellowship, and games because Thursday, October 31 is Hallelujah Night at Center Christian Fellowship. It is a community-wide event.  

 

The night of excitement will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be over at 7:00 p.m. It is a Christian alternative to what the world calls “Halloween”.  It is free, free, free!  This years theme is “Fall in Love with JESUS”. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy it. Every child that comes will receive lots of candy. 

 

The night of excitement will take place at Center Christian Fellowship located at 2471 U.S.Highway 96 North, Center, Texas. We would love for you to come. There will be a TRUNK or TREAT” with games and candy, hayrides, face painting, outdoor movie, hot dogs and more!

 

 

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Halloween in the Hole


 

 

 

 

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Joaquin HS Majorettes Earn 7 Gold Medals


 

 

The JHS Majorettes recently competed in the Regional UIL Solo & Ensemble competition coming home with a total of 7 gold medals. The group performance received a 1 rating as well as a solo performance by Sarah Ewing. These girls will go on to compete in the State UIL Competition in May.

 

 

Pictured left right: Avery Prnka, Emma Graves, Shelby Freeman, Kyleigh Avery, Hannah Holt, and Sarah Ewing.

 

 

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Center HS Tennis Champs


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


COMMISSIONERS’ COURT

SPECIAL MEETING

SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 30th 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. Discuss and possibly take bids on the Old Hospital Site.
  5. Take action to approve the FY2019 Budget Line Item Transfers.
  6. Adjourn.
     

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Tenaha City Council Meeting


CITY OF TENAHA REGULAR CALLED COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
Monday October 28, 2019 5:30 PM

 

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Called meeting of the governing body of the City of Tenaha will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 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 September 2019 City Council Meeting Minutes. ACTION ITEM
  7. Discuss and Consider Approving September 2019 Financials. ACTION ITEM
  8. Discuss and Consider Approving Place #’s for each Alderman Seat. ACTION ITEM
  9. Discuss and Consider Approving Application fees for Place on Ballot Applications for General Elections. ACTION ITEM
  10. Discuss and Consider Approving putting a 1% Sales Tax Increase on the May General Election Ballot. ACTION ITEM
  11. Discuss and Consider Approving Park Rules for any City Owned Parks. ACTION ITEM
  12. Council will enter Closed Session per Tex. Gov’t Code Sec. 551.074: - Personnel Matters: 
  13. Closed Session Results and Action if any. 
  14. Council Comments 
  15. Adjourn

 

I certify that the above was posted on the front door of the Tenaha City Hall at 238 North George Bowers Drive Tenaha Texas at 4:00 pm Friday October 25, 2019 for public viewing 72 hours prior to 5:30 pm Monday October 28, 2019.  Emailed to the Light and Champion, Shelby County Today and East Texas Press.


Amanda Treat
City Secretary

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Friday Night Scoreboard 10/25/19


Friday Night Football Final Scores - 10/25/2019

 

Center 42  Shepherd 35

Garrison 25  Tenaha 7

Joaquin 27  Beckville 10

Logansport, LA 45  St. Mary's Catholic 10

Shelbyville 51  Hull Daisetta 16

Timpson 35  Linden Kildare 0

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Center City Council Meeting and Packet


 

 

 

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DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office Honors Three


 

 

 

On October 25, 2019 at 8:00a.m., Sheriff Jayson Richardson along with many Deputies, 911 Dispatchers, Fire, and EMT crew traveled to North DeSoto Middle School to honor Marvin Johnson Jr. and those that performed a life-saving act just a few weeks ago.

 

On October 1, 2019, Deputy Larry McCloskey, Brandy McCloskey, and Shreveport Detective Richard Turpin jumped into action as Marvin collapsed during a football game between North DeSoto and Rusheon Middle Schools. Thanks to the dedication and swift action of these three and many other First Responders, a life was saved that night and Marvin was able to celebrate with us on this day. Many representatives from the DeSoto Parish School System were in attendance as well as surrounding parishes.

 

Superintendent Clay Corley led the presentation with Sheriff Richardson presenting the awards. Students, family, and community leaders were also treated to donuts and refreshments provided by the school as many stayed behind to take pictures with Marvin and his family. Sheriff Richardson is proud of the strength that Marvin and his family have shown through this situation, and for all of those that responded so quickly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Johnson family as Marvin moves forward with the healing process.

 

 

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Homicide Investigation in Nacogdoches


 

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (October 25, 2019).  Around 8:30 p.m. on October 24th 2019 Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to an adult male victim laying in the roadway in the 2200 block of Pearl St.  When responding Officers arrived to the scene they determined the victim did not appear to have been hit by a vehicle and was suffering from what was believed to be a puncture wound to the chest area.  

 

During the course of the investigation investigators developed probable cause to believe the injury to the victim was a result of being stabbed by a knife. The victim was identified to be Curtis Washington 51 years of age from Nacogdoches, Tx. Curtis was rushed to an area hospital but was later pronounced deceased.  Officers located the suspect still on scene and identified her to be Milanikii Ybarra 29 years of age from Nacogdoches,Tx.  

 

Ybarra and the victim resided together but were not believed to have still been in a dating relationship.  Ybarra was taken into custody and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail on the charge of Murder F-1. 

 

This is an ongoing investigation.  An autopsy has been ordered by the Justice of the Peace.  When further information becomes available it will be released. 

 


 

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Timpson Flag Retirement Ceremony Location Change


 

 

The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department and Timpson ISD are having a flag retirement ceremony on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. the location has been changed to the square in Timpson, Texas the public is invited to attend.

 

 

 

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What to Do in Case of Signal Loss During Football Games


 

 


If due to weather we have a signal loss on any of the football games that we are covering, Center, Shelbyville, and San Augustine, the online stream will still be up and going on and you can listen using the tunein app on your smartphone or mobile device. 

 

 

 

 

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San Augustine Homecoming Parade Canceled


 

 

The San Augustine ISD Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally in downtown San Augustine has been canceled today 10-25-19 due to inclement weather.

 

The Homecoming Ceremony will take place at 6:30pm tonight in the gym. The Homecoming Court must arrive at the gym no later than 6:00pm tonight.

 

The San Augustine Wolves will meet the West Sabine Tigers at 7:00pm tonight at Wolf Pack Stadium.

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-25-19


 

 

 

 

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Football Schedules


 


Center Roughriders vs. Shepherd Pirates in Shepherd on 10-25-19 at 7:30 p.m. covered live on KDET 930 AM.

 

Shelbyville Dragons vs. Hull-Daisetta Bobcats in Shelbyville on 10-25-19 it will be their homecoming game at 7 p.m. it will be covered live on KQBB 100.5 FM.

 

Timpson Bears vs. Linden-Kildare Tigers in Timpson on 10-25-19 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Tenaha Tigers vs. Garrison Bulldogs in Tenaha on 10-25-19 at 7:30 p.m.

 

Joaquin Rams vs. Beckville Bearcats in Beckville on 10-25-19 at 7:30 p.m.

 

San Augustine Wolves vs. West Sabine Tigers in San Augustine on 10-25-19 at 7 p.m. covered live on KXXE 92.5 FM.

 

Logansport Tigers vs. St. Mary in Logansport on 10-25-19 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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VFW Veterans Day Program


 

 

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND VETERANS DAY 2019

 

Veterans Day, November 11, is a time for Americans to pay their respects to all those who have served our country.  One day to stand united in respect for ALL veterans, past and present.  We celebrate and honor America’s Veterans for their patriotism, love of county and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

 

Except for last year when we honored the 100th anniversary to the end of World War I, Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8904 does not hold its own program.  Instead we join with two Shelby County high schools, Joaquin (9:00 a.m. HS Gym) and Tenaha (9:30 a.m. Cafeteria) that hold Veterans Day programs and announce youth essay winners and pass out awards.  Timpson also has a program in conjunction with American Legion Post 90.

 

We encourage every citizen of Shelby County, especially military veterans to join us in attending one of these three high school programs.  The students put in a lot of time and effort to make our local veterans feel special and if you’ve never attended you will be glad you did.

 

 

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City Updating Parks Master Plan


 

 

The City of Center is currently in the process of updating the City’s Parks Master Plan which defines goals and projects for the continued maintenance and development of the City’s parks and recreational facilities over the next ten years.  

 

 

To remain eligible for state and federal grant funds like those offered to local communities through Texas Parks and Wildlife, applicants are required to maintain a current plan that includes evaluation of current facilities, identification of all recreational amenities available, comparison with national averages, evaluation of needs and input on desired projects or improvements.  This plan was last updated in 2011 and many improvements and changes to the City’s park system have been achieved as a result of that process.

 


As this evaluation cycle concludes, an online survey is being utilized to obtain additional local input.  This brief, 10-question survey, usable once per location (computer IP) is now available.  The direct link is available on the City’s website www.centertexas.org or can be typed in as https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BJHGNMH.  

 


Everyone that lives in Center or uses the City’s park system is encouraged to participate to improve the final report.  If you have ideas, this is the opportunity to provide that input and it will be appreciated. Upon completion, the draft Master Plan will be presented to the City Council for approval.  

 

 

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New DeSoto Sheriff App


 

 

From the desk of Sheriff Jayson Richardson:

 

First I want to say that I am honored to serve as your Sheriff in DeSoto Parish, La.  As your Sheriff, I am always looking for better ways to keep the public informed.  In the past, our Facebook page has seen huge success in informing the public of arrests and events in our area.  However, Facebook has its limits. We sought to build upon that success and have worked to provide you with a quick-access application to be a one-stop-shop for all things related to the DeSoto Sheriff's Office.  With that said, we would like to introduce you to The DeSoto Sheriff App!  Read below to find out what this app has to offer:

 

Push Notifications:  The DeSoto Sheriff App allows us the ability to send out push notifications to your device for events such as bad weather, missing person, roadway closures, or danger to the community.  Make sure you allow notifications in the settings of your phone.
Offender Watch: See a list of sex offenders in your area with an interactive map, pictures, and guide that is easy to navigate.


Submit A Tip:  Submitting a Tip to Crimestoppers is a feature that has been available for a while, and we have added to that:  Neighborhood Watch and Special Needs Awareness.  
Jail Info:   See a list of all current inmates, charges, visitation information, and add to an inmate's commissary right there in the app.


Helpful Contacts:  A phone book of local agencies where you can call straight from our app, visit the agencies website, or get directions using your devices map application.  You will also find websites and phone numbers to ALL DeSoto Parish Schools.


Social Media and Events:  You will find the Sheriff's Office Facebook feed in our App for Press Releases and you may also check out our Events tab to keep track of local events that the Sheriff's Office hosts in the community.  There you will find event info, date, time, and location, so you can plan accordingly.


Scam Tips:  Read about known phone/email scams and new scams as they are reported.  Find out how to protect yourself, and where to properly report a potential scammer.
Divisions:  View the different divisions within the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office and find out what they do.


Weather:  You may notice the temperature in the top left of the screen.  Tap on that and you will find current weather conditions in great detail for your area!


Sheriff's Corner:  Every-so-often, Sheriff Richardson will update this section with current events and otherwise relevant information.  Directly from his desk to you!

 

These are just a few highlights of what The DeSoto Sheriff App can do for you!  You can find the App by searching for “DeSoto Parish” in the Google Play and App Stores today!

 

*** Video available at link below ***
https://www.dropbox.com/s/t1pyjzc1pnmna33/Desoto%20Parish%20Sheriffs%20Office.mp4?dl=0

 

 

 

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Excelsior ISD Thank You Letter


 

 

Excelsior would like to thank everyone that graciously donated money for our student, 
Liam Hill, who is battling leukemia.  Liam is a kindergarten student here at Excelsior.  We are still taking donations that will go towards his ongoing medical expenses.  Please contact the school if you wish to donate.  Please continue to lift up Liam and his family in your prayers.

 

Excelsior PTO

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Today's News 10-24-19


 

 

 

 

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Feleshia Thompson Chosen as New County Agent


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feleshia Thompson was chosen to be the new Texas A&M Agri-Life  Family and Community Health Extension Agent for Shelby County. Thompson earned her bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Thompson has worked for the Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension for over two-years. Center Broadcasting Company met with her at their office located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center, Texas.

 

 

 

Feleshia Thompson, image by Justin Mott

 

For more information about their programs contact them at 936-598-7744.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Band Receives 1st Division


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shelbyville High School Dragon Marching Band competed in the UIL Region Marching Contest at SFA on Saturday, Oct. 19th.  They received a First Division rating which recognizes a “Superior” performance. The band marched to “War March of the Tartars, Purple Pageant March, and Queen City March. Ja’Kaitlon Bolton is the Drum Major and Johnnie Cotton and Lois Kim are the directors. 


We are Dragon Proud!

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody


 

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (October 22, 2019).  Around 2:45 p.m. the Nacogdoches Police Department received a call of a hostage situation in the 5300 block of Northway Dr.  The caller reported that one family member inside the residence was able to escape however one victim was still inside the residence being held against her will possibly with a knife. Officers determined the suspect was a 17 year old male and the victim inside the residence was his mother.  

 

The Nacogdoches Police Dept. SWAT Team along with the Negotiating Team responded to the scene and began negotiating with the suspect.  The victim being held inside the residence was able to escape the residence.  Negotiators were able to convince the suspect to come outside and he was taken into custody without further incident around 3:30 p.m. 

 


 

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Shelby County Crash


 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – On October 20, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle roll-over crash at the intersection of SH 147 and SH 87, involving a commercial motor vehicle.

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 2007 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling northeast on SH 147 when the truck disregarded the stop sign at SH 87, possibly due to a mechanical issue. The driver attempted to turn right onto SH 87 when the truck overturned, off the roadway.

 

The driver is identified as 48-year-old Timothy Cloud from Ville Platte, Louisiana. Cloud and a passenger were not reportedly injured during the crash.

 

No additional information is available at this time.

 

 

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Early Voting Continues even with the Construction


 

 

Despite the construction going on the downtown Center city square, early voting continues at the Shelby County Clerks Office located at 124 Austin St.

 

Center Broadcasting Company met with Shelby County Clerk Jennifer Fountain she invited the public to come and vote.

 

For the polling locations for the upcoming constitutional amendment election click here: 

 

 

 

 

Early Voting Continues at the Shelby County Clerks Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today's News 10-22-19


 

 

 

 

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The Tenaha Roarin' Band from Tigerland Earns Straight Ones at UIL Marching Contest


 

 

The Roarin’ Band from Tigerland competed at the UIL Region 21 Marching Contest on October 19th in Homer Bryce Stadium at Stephen F. Austin University.  The band has worked hard since July to be successful at this contest.  They had a great performance, and earned a division one superior rating from every judge for the second year in a row! The band has not earned straight ones in back-to-back years since 2010. With a first division rating at marching contest, the band has taken the first step towards earning a UIL Sweepstakes Award.  Great Job Band!  Thank you Tenaha ISD administration, TISD staff, parents, and the entire Tenaha community for your continued support of the Tenaha band program!

 

 

The judges gave the band some great compliments.  Here are a few:  “Good Balance/ Blend” -- “I like the diversity that features everyone” -- “Nice Show!” -- “Good woodwind exposure” -- “Very nice controlled sound” -- “Band marches well” – “Lots of good work evident here.”

 

 

 

 


 

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Jury Cancellation for Tuesday, October 22, 2019


 

 

The Jury that was summoned for Tuesday, October 22, 2019, for the 273rd District Court, Honorable James A. Payne, Jr., presiding, has been canceled.

 

All cases scheduled have been resolved or passed.

 

Anyone receiving a jury summons for this day is released until the receive a future summons.

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Road Reopens Following Chemical Spill


 

 

US 59 from just south of Garrison to the city of Timpson has been reopened for travel following an early morning crash that resulted in a HazMat spill. Drive safely.

 

 

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Boat Thief Suspect Busted


 

 

 

Shelby County Constable Roy Cheatwood in conjunction with other local law enforcement has busted the suspect in a recent boat theft. This makes the 20th vehicle that he has helped to recover.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chemical Spill Updated


 

 

UPDATE: 11:54 - 10/21/19

 

 

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a hazardous material spill this morning on US 59, about three miles south of Garrison.


Preliminary information indicates at approximately 7:45 a.m., a 2007 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling north when the vehicle reportedly swerved to avoid a vehicle that had hydroplaned, causing two containers with approximately 600 gallons of Scavsol 75T, a hazardous material, to fall from the vehicle and spill onto the highway.


Multiple agencies have responded to the scene. A Haz-Mat Team is also responding to conduct clean-up efforts.


The substance is a corrosive chemical. Nearby residents have been evacuated for safety purposes, and a one-mile perimeter has been established until the scene has been cleaned up and determined to be safe.


No injuries were reported as a result of this incident. No additional information is available at this time

 

 

US 59 Closure: This closure extends from just south of Garrison to US 84 in Timpson due to a HazMat spill with evacuations. Please choose alternate routes or detour US 84 south from Timpson to maneuver around the closure.

 

 

 

Road Blockade

 

 

Traffic control is in place. This closure is expected to clear by 5 pm today. Motorists should prepare for delays.

 

 

 

Constable

 

The following statement was released from Garrison ISD:

 

Mr. Spivey sent this email to all GISD employees and asked that this be shared on Facebook as well for all in our community.

 

There has been a report of a Hazmat Spill approximately 3 miles south of GISD. At this time please review the evacuation plan for our indoor evacuation. At this time, there is no need for an evacuation of the school but please be ready if needed. We have been advised to stay in the building and not go outside. We will keep you posted as we get updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chemical Spill Near Garrison


 

From TxDOT


US 59 North, just south of Garrison, is currently closed due to a crash and resulting HazMat spill. Emergency crews are on the scene. TxDOT crews are currently setting up a detour at US 259 in Nacogdoches and US 84 in Timpson. Motorists should prepare for lengthy delays as this scene clears. Reduce speed and stay alert for the detour and all traffic control in the area.

 

From Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office

 

Highway 59 just south of Garrison is shut down due to a chemical spill. A  truck traveling thru the area spilled a chemical. We are in the process of still confirming what this chemical is. We due believe that this can pose a threat to area residents.  We have started evacuating residents a half mile in each direction from the spill site. Garrison school is in lockdown as a precaution. Nacogdoches fire departments and our VFD’s are on scene. Hazmat is en route to the location.  Please stay away from this area.

 

 

 

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Region 21 Band Marching Contest Results


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Tarrant County Man Guilty of Child Coercion and Enticement Violation


PLANO, Texas – A 47-year-old Saginaw, Texas man has been found guilty of attempted child coercion and enticement in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown and FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew J. DeSarno today.

 

Adam Rene Rodriguez was found guilty by a jury today of attempted coercion and enticement of a minor following a trial before U.S. District Judge Sean D. Jordan. 

 

According to information presented at trial, on May 3, 2019, Rodriguez was arrested by members of the FBI Dallas Field Office and the Plano Police Department when he traveled to Plano to engage in sex acts with an individual he believed to be a 14-year old child. 

 

               During the 4-day trial, jurors heard that an undercover agent entered a sexually-oriented messaging group that was run by Rodriguez.  Between April 10, 2019 and May 3, 2019, Rodriguez engaged in continuing messages with the undercover persona, even after being  repeatedly advised of the persona's age.  In the messages, Rodriguez (as username "Texasarod") repeatedly asked for photos of the child, sent the child sexually explicit material, and offered to "train" the child to engage in various sex acts.  Evidence presented to the jury also included messages in which Rodriguez instructed the child on how to conceal her online activities and avoid detection by her parents.  The exchanges culminated in a meeting on May 3, 2019, to which Rodriguez arrived in his personal vehicle and bringing condoms and sexual lubricant in order to engage in illegal sex acts with the child.  Rodriguez testified on his own behalf, contending that he believed that he was communicating with an adult who was role playing or fantasizing about pretending to be a child.

 

               “This is another example of the dangers that are out there online for children,” said U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown.  “Law enforcement will continue to be aggressive in deterring this behavior.  Predators should know by now that we are online as well, and they will eventually be caught.”

               Under federal statutes, Rodriguez faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in federal prison at sentencing.  The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.  A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

 

               This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

              

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marisa Miller and Lesley Brooks.


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Davilyn Walston

@WalstonDavilyn

Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office

Eastern District of Texas

350 Magnolia Suite 150

Beaumont, TX 77701

O 409-981-7902

C 409-553-9881

Davilyn.walston@usdoj.gov

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New Boston Man Convicted of East Texas Drug Trafficking Crimes


TEXARKANA, Texas – A 47-year-old New Boston, Texas, man has been convicted of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.

                

Armando Moya was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine.  The verdict was reached today following a four-day trial before U.S. District Judge Robert W. Schroeder III.

 

According to information presented in court, on June 7, 2018, law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration and supporting law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at Moya’s home. During the search, law enforcement officers located $198,184.00 in rubber-banded bundles of cash hidden in boxes in Moya’s closet with a pistol. Moya then confessed to being part of an international drug-trafficking ring: smuggling large quantities of drugs from Mexico to cities across the United States and returning with large quantities of United States currency. Moya described how he received drugs from his brother, Jose Roberto Moya. He also explained that the bulk currency hidden in his house was drug proceeds from New York that was destined for Mexico. In addition to his brother, Armando Moya identified multiple people involved in their drug-trafficking conspiracy, including their boss in Mexico named Don Roberto. The defendant’s brother, Jose Roberto Moya, was arrested earlier on his way to Armando Moya’s New Boston residence with eight kilograms of heroin and one kilogram of fentanyl. Testimony and extensive digital evidence at trial established that Armando Moya was responsible for delivering as much as 150 kilograms of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine from November 2017 through June 2018 to Illinois, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania. Special Agents from the DEA also testified at trial regarding the deadly role that heroin and fentanyl are currently playing in the nation-wide opioid epidemic.

 

Armando Moya’s codefendant and brother-in-law, Oscar Alan Chavez-Belman, has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. According to the factual basis in Chavez-Belman’s plea agreement and testimony at trial, Armando Moya supervised Chavez-Belman’s involvement in the conspiracy.  Jose Moya has also pleaded guilty and been sentenced to federal prison.  Armando Moya was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 21, 2018.

 

Under the federal statute, Moya faces up to life in federal prison at sentencing.  The maximum statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the sentencing will be determined by the court based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.  A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the U.S. Probation Office.

 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tyler, Corpus Christi, and Chicago offices and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan R. Hornok and Ryan D. Locker.

 

 

 

Davilyn Walston

@WalstonDavilyn

Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney's Office

Eastern District of Texas

350 Magnolia Suite 150

Beaumont, TX 77701

O 409-981-7902

C 409-553-9881

Davilyn.walston@usdoj.gov

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners' Court will be held on the 23rd 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. Public comments on Agenda item.

3. Historical Commission to give an update on Grant. 

4. Commissioner Pct. 2 & Pct. 3 to accept a donation of sand from Sabine River Authority.

5. Record FY2019 Shelby County Jail Commissary expenditure audit per Local Government Code 351.0415.

6. Discuss and possibly approve updating the phone system.

7. Proclamation declaring November as "Home Care and Hospice Month".

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION 


8. 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.

9. Reopen public meeting.

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

11. Adjourn.

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Samaritan Purse Shoe Box Fundraiser


 

 

The Liberty Hill Baptist Church located on FM 147 North will be having a roast beef fundraiser to help support and raise funds for the Samaritan Purse Shoe Box program which sends shoeboxes filled with toys, clothes, and other items for children all around the whole world. Please consider donating they will be taking love offerings only, so give what you can. For more information call: 936-275-9914 or 936-275-9094. 

 

 

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Joaquin School Board Meeting


 

 


Notice is hereby given that on the 21st  day of October 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.

 

For the agenda click here:

 


 

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Joaquin Economic Development Corporation Meeting


 

 

 

The Joaquin Economic Development Corporation will meet in a special session on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. at the Joaquin City Office located at 124 N. Preston, Joaquin, Texas.
          

ORDER OF BUSINESS


1.    Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest  
2.    Board approval of the previous month’s minutes.
3.    Board approval of bills paid and to be paid.
4.    Adjourn.
 

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Halloween Run by East Texas Chopper Guys


 

 

East Texas Chopper Guys invites all to their Halloween Run on October 25-27 at Boles Field in the Sabine National Forest on Texas FM 2694, six and a half miles from Shelbyville.

 

Set up camp on Friday, October 25, and enjoy home grown music at the amphitheater Friday night.  On Saturday, October 26, the first bike out is at 9:00 a.m. for the Halloween Run.  The last bike in should be around noon.  Around 1:00 p.m. the TMRA Area A General Membership Meeting will begin and the field meet will begin after the meeting.

 

There will be a Crazy Lady Special Award for the person showing the most Halloween spirit.  There will be a raffle and/or auction held at 6:00 p.m. at the awards ceremony.  There will be more music and an open mic participation Saturday night.

 

Sunday , October 27 will begin with a worship service and camp will break up after this service.

This should be a lot of fun and fellowship and everyone is invited to this family centered event.

 

 

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Today's News 10-18-19


 

 

 

 

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DPS Reminds Citizens about the iWatchTexas Mobile App


 

 

 

 

 

LUFKIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) launched the iWatchTexas mobile
application (app) on June 8, 2018, which the public can use to report suspicious activities or
behaviors that may indicate ongoing or future criminal or terrorist activity. The iWatchTexas
was created as a partnership between communities and law enforcement, and utilizes citizensourced tips related to criminal activity. DPS developed the iWatchTexas mobile app at the direction of Governor Greg Abbott to make it easier for the public to report suspicious activity in Texas, including criminal, terroristic or school safety-related threats.


The app is available for iPhone users on the Apple App Store (iWatchTexas) and for Android users on Google Play (iWatchTexas).


The public can report suspicious behaviors through the iWatchTexas program via the mobile app, online at www.iwatchtx.org or by calling 1-844-643-2251. A report usually takes less than five minutes to complete, and once submitted, each report is reviewed by law enforcement analysts. All reports are confidential (providing contact information, which is optional, will allow for follow-up questions).


Preparations for crime, terrorist attacks and threats to school safety may often be seen, but not reported. When in doubt, speak up. Here are some examples of behaviors and activities to report:


Comments made regarding killing or harming someone.
Briefcase, suitcase, backpack or package left behind.
Cars or trucks are left in no-parking zones at important buildings.
Strangers asking questions about building security features and procedures.
Taking photographs or videos of security features, such as cameras or checkpoints.

 

 

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Four Juveniles Arrested Following Stolen Vehicle Stop


 

 

On October 16, 2019, shortly before 1:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troopers located a 2013 Mercedes passenger car, which was reported stolen from Monroe, traveling on Pines Road in Shreveport and performed a traffic stop.  As the vehicle came to a stop, all four occupants fled on foot.  Troopers were able to quickly take the juvenile driver into custody, and a perimeter was established in an attempt to locate the other three juveniles.  

 

Through investigative measures and with the assistance of Shreveport Police Department, the three remaining juveniles were located hiding in a storage facility.  At 3:20 p.m., the three juveniles were taken into custody. 

 

An inventory of the vehicle revealed over $1,000.00 worth of suspected stolen merchandise from a popular sporting goods store.  A thorough investigation led Troopers to discover that a Longview sporting goods branch had a grab and run theft incident earlier in the day involving a black Mercedes with four occupants.  

 

A follow-up investigation is being conducted in conjunction with Longview PD.  All four juveniles were booked into the Shreveport Juvenile Justice Center.

 

Charges

 

15-year-old female - 2 counts of possession of stolen property (felony), resisting by flight, and no seatbelt.

 

15-year-old male - 2 counts of possession of stolen property (felony), resisting by flight, and no seatbelt

 

16-year-old male - 2 counts of possession of stolen property (felony), resisting by flight, and no seatbelt

 

16-year-old male - 2 counts of possession of stolen property (felony), resisting by flight, simple possession of marijuana, and no seatbelt

 

Louisiana State Police Troop G Troopers recovered 3 stolen vehicles today with arrests and have recovered 47 stolen vehicles so far in 2019. 

 

 

 

 

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Sassafras Festival Invite


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov. 5, 2019 Election Notice


 

 

Notice of Election for the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election that will be held November 5, 2019.

 

 

 

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Barricaded Suspect is in Custody


 

 


NACOGDOCHES,TX (October 16, 2019).  Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department responded to the 2400 block of E. Starr Ave. around 2:30 a.m. after receiving a call about a suspect that was threatening his family and was possibly armed with a rifle.  Officers arrived to the scene and evacuated the family from the residence and set up a perimeter around the house.  The suspect refused to come out of the house.  

 

The Nacogdoches Police Department SWAT Team along with the Negotiating Team responded to assist.  Officers closed down east and west bound traffic on E. Starr Avenue from Appleby Sand Rd to Glen Hollow Dr.  

 

At around 8:00 a.m. negotiators were able to get the suspect to come out of the residence and he was taken into custody without further incident.  The suspect has been identified to be Travis Favro 44 years of age from Nacogdoches, Tx.  E. Starr Avenue has now been reopened for all traffic.  This is an ongoing investigation and if further information becomes available it will be released.  
 

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Nacogdoches Man Arrested on Child Injury Charges


 

 

A Nacogdoches man has been jailed after an ongoing investigation revealed that he injured his four month old child. Cornelius Calloway 22 years of age was arrested by Sheriff’s Office Investigators and the Texas Rangers after giving a confession at the Sheriff’s Office Tuesday morning 10-15-2019. 


The investigation started on Thursday 10-10-2019, when Sheriff’s Deputies and EMS were dispatched to a residence on Cr. 250 in reference to a sick call. Calloway reported to dispatch that his four month old son was unresponsive but breathing. The child was transported to a local hospital where it was later determined that the child had a skull fracture along with other injuries. The child was later transported to the Texas Children Clinic in Houston. 


On Friday 10-11-2019 Sheriff Investigators and the Texas Rangers conducted a search warrant on the residence on Cr. 250. Evidence was collected at the scene and it was concluded that the child could not have sustained the severity of the injuries that the father had claimed by falling of the couch. 


Cornelius Calloway was alone with his child at the time of the incident. All evidence supported that the child suffered the injuries by being physically assaulted.  On Tuesday morning, 10-15-2019, Sheriff Investigators, Texas Rangers and CPS conducted an interview with Calloway at the Sheriff’s Office. Calloway confessed that he lost his temper while watching his child and struck the child with his fist. 


A warrant was later obtained for Calloway for injury to a child a 1st degree felony. Calloway was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail. 
The four month old child remains in ICU at Texas Children’s hospital. 
 

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Work Beginning in Shelby County


 

 


LUFKIN – A pre-construction meeting was held last week in the Nacogdoches Area Office that signaled the beginning of a new construction project in Shelby County.

 

Work to reconstruct and widen the roadway will begin in coming days on FM 1645 from US 59 to SH 87. Motorists should remain alert to moving equipment and workers in and near the work zone. Traffic control will be in place during work hours.

 

Longview Bridge and Road, Longview, TX will serve as contractor for the $5.7 million project that is expected to be completed in December, 2021. Motorists are urged to obey all traffic control, prepare for delays and stay alert as they travel the area.

 

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

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Band Marching Contest at SFA


 

 

 

 

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Shelby County Fatality Crash - Updated


 

 

---Updated Information---
The driver of the Chevrolet van involved in the fatality crash on October 13, is
identified as 53-year-old Cedric Walker from Keithville, LA.
No additional information is available at this time.

 

SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash yesterday morning 10-13-19 on SH 7, inside the city limits of Joaquin.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 11:30 a.m., a 2017 Chevrolet van was traveling west when for unknown reasons the van crossed over the center of the roadway and into the eastbound lane where it struck a 2010 GMC pickup that was towing a travel trailer.


The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace. The identity of the driver is not available at this time pending notification of next of kin.


The driver of the GMC is identified as 69-year-old Michael Webb from Etoile. Webb and a passenger were not injured during the crash.


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

 

 

 

 

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Recognition of Women in Military Service Day


 

 

October 18th is Recognition of Women in Service Day.  This year Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and Auxiliary honor US Navy Veteran Dell Grant.  She will be honored on Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Holiday Nursing Home, Center, Texas.  As always the public is invited.

 

 

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Nacogdoches Man Flees on Stolen ATV


 

 

A Nacogdoches man was arrested on Monday for several felony charges after running from deputies on a stolen ATV machine. A deputy was on patrol on Cr. 525 around 6:30 pm Monday when the deputy observed an ATV machine driving at a high rate of speed on the county road. The ATV nearly lost control when meeting the deputy and continued to travel east bound on Cr. 525. The deputy attempted to stop the side by side machine but it continued to travel for over a mile on Cr. 525. The driver then turned around on Cr. 525 and preceded West bound for about two miles before wrecking out in a curve. 


The driver, Jervoski Pruitt was arrested at the scene. There were also two small children inside the ATV that were 10 and 9 years of age. Both children were shaken up, but were unharmed. EMS responded to the scene and both children were checked on. 


The deputy became suspicious that the ATV was possibly stolen after Pruitt told the deputy he did not know who it belonged to and that he had found the machine. NCSO deputies contacted a local ATV dealer in Nacogdoches who checked their inventory and observed the ATV machine belonged to them. The side by side was apparently stolen on Saturday night from the dealership, but the theft had not yet been recognized. 


Pruitt was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail for Evading arrest or detention, two counts of endangering a child and Theft. All charges were classified as a State Jail felony.  Bond was set at 100,000 dollars on all charges. Pruitt remains in the Nacogdoches County Jail. 

 


 

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Today's News 10-15-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Shelbyville Homecoming Court Photos


 

 

 

Homecoming Court on bench from left to right
Gracie Leach ( Freshmen Duchess), Margaret "Molly" Windham (Junior Duchess), Kiana Bennett (Sophomore Duchess), MicKenzie Murry (Queen Candidate), Whittany Payne (Queen Candidate), Amyrany Gonzalez (Queen Candidate), Azashlia Cartwright (Junior Duchess), Aubrey Camp (Freshmen Duchess), Myla Wagstaff (Sophomore Duchess)

 

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Joaquin Homecoming Court


 

 

 

 

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Construction on the Downtown Center Square Continues


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As construction on the downtown Center city square continues more of San Augustine Street is being closed off. So prepare for even more detours. The project is expected to take at least a year, with each section of the square taking around 3 months to complete so this will be a lengthy process. For more information on the construction project click here:

 

 

Another Detour in Place 

 

 

 

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Football Scores


 

 


Center 62

Tarkington 42


Garrison 0

Timpson 7


Joaquin 60

Linden Kildare 15


Hull Daisetta 0

San Augustine 83

 

Shelbyville 16

Deweyville 2

 

Carthage 21

Van 7


Jasper 51

Shepherd 21

 

 


 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Special meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 16th 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. Jan Nash to give update on Tyson Project.

5. Discuss and possibly approve repairs for JP 4/ Constable Pct. 4 office.

6. Ajourn.


 

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Joaquin City Council Meeting


 

 

The City Council of Joaquin will meet in regular session Tuesday October 15, 2019 at
6:00 p.m. at The Joaquin City Hall located at 124 North Preston, Joaquin, Texas.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

Call to order, establish quorum & welcome guest.
Invocation & Pledge of Allegiance.


Open Forum.


Council approval of the previous meeting’s minutes.


Monthly Reports:


Utility Billing Manager Report - Monthly Receipts & Adjustments Report.

 

Public Works -Update – Departmental Updates

 

Economic Development – Report

 

Public Safety - Report

 

Council approval on Payment of Bills.

 

Discussion & Council Action on water rates for outside city limits customers.

 

Discussion & Council Action on using Hotel Motel Tax fund for Christmas Event.

 

Council will hold a closed Executive Session Meeting-Personnel Matters (551.074).

 

Personnel Reviews- Staff 

 

Council reconvenes & possible action on matters discussed in executive session.

 

Adjournment.

 

 

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Center Council Meeting Canceled


 

 

The regularly scheduled council meeting for Monday 10-14-19 has been canceled.

 

 

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2019 Polaris Raffle Winner


 

 

Congratulations, Mr. Cecil Strong on winning the 2019 Polaris Ranger 500, benefiting Shelby County Outreach Ministries and its programs. 


We want to thank all who donated on behalf of this fundraiser.  Together, we are being the hands and heart of Christ by feeding the hungry and assisting the needy. 

 

 

A special thanks to each of our sponsors: Woodmen of the world, ACE Hardware of East Texas, Sanford & Sons Lawncare, Shady Oaks, JML Management, K&L Contractors, Porterfield Timber Harvesting, Inc., Farmers State Bank, Center Glass, Hopkins Towing & Recovery, Shelby Savings Bank, Watson & Sons Funeral Home, Pup & Sudz, Blake Furniture, Regina Danley (Hempworx), and Boles Feed.  

 

 

 

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Garrison Thefts


 

 

An ongoing investigation by the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office has led to two felony arrest involving burglary cases. Investigators have been working multiple Burglary and Theft cases since September 16, 2019 that all occurred in the Garrison area. All these cases have been linked to two suspects, Mark Dziedzic & Corey Jimerson for the following cases.

 

Burglary of Building (Stole a 2007 Honda ATV) Recovered


Burglary of Habitation & UUMV (2005 Camo Yamaha UTV - Recovered) 6 firearms stolen (3 have been recovered)

 

 

Mark Dziedzic

 

 

Corey Jimerson


Theft- felony 3rd degree Multiple tools and equipment ($10,000 Welder/Generator Recovered)
UUMV- 1993 Dodge Dually Diesel stolen from Bulldog Tire in Garrison. (Recovered)

During this ongoing investigation, Investigators interviewed multiple witnesses including the suspects, executed search warrants and searched multiple pieces of property and was able to recover a majority of the stolen property. During this investigation and recovery of evidence, investigators were able to link both suspects to the crimes that had taken place.

 

Mark Dziedzic 24 years of age was arrested on 09-17-2019 by Investigators with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office at his residence in Garrison, Texas. He was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on charges of Burglary of a habitation a 2nd felony, Theft a state jail felony, Burglary of a building a state jail felony and UUMV – state jail felony. 

 

During the investigation, Corey Jimmerson  36 years of age was also identified as another suspect in the case. A warrant was issued for his arrest for Burglary of Habitation 2nd degree felony,  Burglary of Building a state jail felony and  theft a state jail felony.  

 

Jimmerson was arrested on 10-08-2019 at his residence on Cr. 271. Jimmerson attempted to flee from deputies and was found hiding underneath a trailer house. After a long search Jimmerson was taken into custody without incident. Jimmerson was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail on the above charges. Jimmerson was also charged with evading arrest or detention a Class A misdemeanor. 

 

Both subjects remain in the Nacogdoches County Jail. 

 

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Excelsior Halloween Carnival


 

 

Excelsior Halloween Carnival  Saturday, October 19, 2019, 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  Come and help us make this the best carnival ever.  join in the fun, games, costume contest, food, and lots of take a chance prizes.  Hope to see you there!!

 


 

 

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UPDATE: Saturday's Center parade route has been changed! 


 

 

Due to construction starting on the Downtown Streetscape Project, parts of the Downtown Center Square will be blocked during Homecoming Weekend. The Homecoming Parade scheduled for Saturday, October 12th at 4 p.m. will now move to the Center High School area. Participants in the parade will line up and assemble at the New Center Elementary Parking Lot.

 

The Parade will then move across the street and proceed past the Panola College Building and Tennis Courts, turning right at the Stadium and proceeding past the Agriculture Buildings, looping around the High School, and finishing at the New Elementary.

 

The public is asked to use existing parking areas at the Baseball Fields, Tennis Courts, and Cafeteria/Stadium areas. Please use caution when traveling in the school zones and enjoy the festivities! The parade will return to the Downtown Square in 2020, thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 

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29th Annual Sassafras Festival


 

 

 

 

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Appendix C3: Boil Water Notice Rescinded


 


ON 10/ 02//2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Paxton public water system, 2100031 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.   


The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 10/08/2019.  

 
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Stacey Cranford at 903-692-4313
   

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2019 Shelby County Broiler Show Results


 

 

The 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Broiler Sale brought over $135,000 with the grand champion pen of broilers selling for $7,000.00.


Sixty-eight Shelby County 4-H and FFA youth exhibited at this year's show, with 40 pens of broilers making the sale. We would like to give special thanks to Judge Jacob Coppage for taking the time to come judge the show. Mr. Coppage spoke to several of the exhibitors and gave them several tips on how to grow an outstanding broiler.


The results of the show are as follows:


1. Kalei Larock of Center FFA sold her grand champion pen of broilers to Farmer’s State
Bank for $7,000.00.


2. Lance Holloway of Center FFA won reserve champion honors with his pen of broilers,
which sold to Borders Poultry Supply for $6,000.


Other Shelby County 4-H and FFA members selling their pens and buyers were:


3. Kiptyn Phelps, Shelby County 4-H; Rick Campbell in honor of James & Mona Campbell; $5,999.00

 

4. Cale Cornelius, Timpson FFA; High Roller Wells and Spartan Structures; $5,000.00

 

5. Blake Collard, Center FFA; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas Poultry; $3,500.00

 

6. Autum Andrusick, Shelby County 4-H; Hammer Equipment, K&L Contractors, JML
Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle and Chubby Chicks; $2,500.00

 

7. Collin Lloyd, Shelbyville FFA; Deep East Texas Electric Co-op; $2,400.00

 

8. Klayton Larock, Center FFA; Despino Tire; $1,750.00

 

9. Mason Hughes, Joaquin FFA; Bird Forestry; $2,500.00

 

10. Clayton Hinton, Shelbyville FFA; First Financial Bank; $3,000.00

 

11. Jacie Lee, Shelby County 4-H; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,700.00

 

12. Taylor Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $2,800.00

 

13. Brayden Britt, Center FFA; Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters; $3,000.00

 

14. Julie Bird, Center FFA; Heritage Land Bank; $3,600.00

 

15. Megan Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters;
 $3,000.00

 

16. Kolton Smelley, Timpson FFA, Foster Forestry; $3,000.00

 

17. Camryn Crouch, Shelby County 4-H; Rydaco; $4,000.00

 

18. Guner Youngblood, Shelby County 4-H; Port-A-Cool; $3,700.00

 

19. Trista Britt, Center FFA; Ray Jones Chevrolet; $2,250.00

 

20. Hannah Wages, Center FFA; Shelby County Farm Bureau; $2,200.00

 

21. Carter Bell, Shelby County 4-H; President Donald Trump; $3,000.00

 

22. Kensleah Loftin, Joaquin FFA; American State Bank; $2,700.00

 

23. Emma Reese Whiteside, Shelby County 4-H; Borders Poultry Supply; $2,250.00

 

24. Wesley Wages, Center FFA; State Representative Chris Paddie; $2,500.00

 

25. Eli Bush, Center FFA; 4-B Trucking and DB Farms; $2,500.00

 

26. Hannah Hicks, Tenaha FFA; Sandhill Wrecker; $2,500.00

 

27. Sutton Link, Shelby County 4-H; McAdams Propane; $3,000.00

 

28. Mason Barbee, Shelby County 4-H; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas
Poultry; $2,750.00

 

29. Kyleigh Hendricks, Shelbyville FFA; Southern Fluid Solutions; $3,250.00

 

30. Emilee Elliott, Center FFA; Bird Forestry; $4,000.00

 

31. Camille Greer, Shelby County 4-H; Link Charolais and Mrs. Odessa Link; $3,000.00

 

32. Kenley Ramos, Center FFA; Governor Greg Abbott; $4,000.00

 

33. Ryker Tomlin, Center FFA; High Roller Wells and Spartan Structures; $3,750

 

34. Evan O’Rear, Shelby County 4-H; East Texas Surveying & Mapping and Raymond
 Construction; $3,250.00

 

35. Alexis Truitt, Center FFA; Ace Hardware of East Texas and East Texas Poultry;
 $2,750.00

 

36. John Austin Ford, Shelby County 4-H; R & D Distributing, Fish & Still, Center Tire
 Company and Keith Oswalt Logging; $3,000.00

 

37. Laura Anne Scull, Shelby County 4-H; Bird Forestry; $4,500.00

 

38. Colton Gutermuth, Timpson FFA; Pilgrim’s Pride; $3,800.00

 

39. Hollie Hamilton, Joaquin FFA, Hammer Equipment, K&L Contractors, JML
Management, ULTRA, Klein Cattle, Chubby Chicks, Shelby Savings Bank and
General Shelters; $2,900.00

 

40. Mason Perry, Center FFA; Shelby Veterinary Associates, Citizens Bank, David &
Renea Sanders, Matthews Real Estate, Sabine State Bank, Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters

 

Kalei Larock, a senior at Center High School, will be awarded a $500 scholarship from
Shelby Savings Bank for being the highest placing senior with her pen of broilers at Center’s
awards ceremony.


Thanks goes to Boles Feed for the purchase of the wing bands and the wing-banding for the
broilers.


Thank you to 4-L Logging for donating the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion buckles.
Tyson Foods - Carthage brought every pen that was under $2,600.00 up to $2,600.00 and added $25.00 to each pen.


Wiggins Farms and Elite Hair Design added $50.00 to each pen.
Center Glass added $25.00 to each pen.


We would like to take this time to say thank you from the Shelby County 4-H and FFA members and the Broiler Show Committee to Contributors, for their generous contributions and to the many volunteers that help make the annual “Broiler Show and Auction” the great event that it is every year!

 


 

 

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Shelby County Poultry Festival Sky Footage


 

 

 

Thanks to Mr. Walter Bounds for sharing this footage with us of the East Texas Poultry Festival.

 

 

 

 

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Road Closure and Construction on the Center Square


 

 

 

 

 


Portions of the downtown Center City square are being closed off by Fain the construction company hired to complete the Downtown Streetscape project. Drivers will have to use a different route as Austin Street is blocked by a fence. If you are unaware of the City of Center Streetscape Project click this link for more information.

 

 

 

Section of the square being fenced off for construction

 

The streetscape project will take approximately one year to complete and will be done in sections of the square at a time so get ready for future delays once this side of the square construction is finished. The City of Center released the following regarding the construction in a press release in August of this year.

 

"Construction will be divided into four distinct segments comprised of one intersection and half blocks in each direction.  The initial construction zone will include the intersection of San Augustine and Austin and extend one-half block up each street.  Upon substantial completion of that quadrant, construction will proceed clockwise around the square concluding with the Shelbyville St corner. After completion of the major roadwork and sidewalks, the landscaping and lighting with be finished. Construction should last approximately three months for each quadrant and be completed near September, 2020.  Detour signage will be placed to assist drivers to avoid the intersection under construction.  Existing sidewalk access to all businesses will be available throughout the entirety of the project but adjacent parking will be impacted."

 

 

Road closure on the Center Square

 

It would appear that we are all in for a long wait for the construction to be finished. Center Broadcasting Company did contact the City of Center, City Manager Chad Nhreing's office, but he was unable to meet with us. Construction on the square was supposed to begin earlier this year according to a statement released from the City of Center. Click this link to view the statement. 

 

The City of Center also released the statement below prior to the East Texas Poultry Festival.

 

 

"STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION POSTPONED UNTIL AFTER POULTRY FESTIVAL

 

With 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."

 

 

 

Workers next to fence photo by David Jacobs

 

 

If you need to contact the City of Center their phone number is (936) 598-2941.

 

If you need to contact Fain Construction their phone number is (512) 924-7749.

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 Poultry Festival Car Show Results


 

 

 

 

People's Choice Winner

Michael Stringer 1984 Chevy C-10

 

Pre-1972 Cars

1st place — Mike Bombeck — '32 Ford Coupe

2nd Place — Ryan Mackey — 1969 Chevy Camaro

3rd Place — Billy Bob McAdams — 1966 Bronco Roadster


1972 and newer

1st Place — Mitchell Hughes — 1979 Ford Bronco

2nd Place — Michael Stringer — 1984 Chevy C-10

3rd Place — Brad Jones — 2017 Dually


Motorcycles

1st Place — Luke Garrett

2nd Place — Luke Garrett

3rd Place — Luke Garrett

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Quilt Show Photos


 

 

 

For photos of the quilt show click here:

 

 

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 Photography Contest Best of Show & People Choice


 

 

Congratulations to Lawrence Davis who won both best in show and people's choice award at this year's East Texas Poultry Festival photography contest.

 

 

Lawrence Davis with his people's choice award-winning photo, source: his Instagram

 

 

 

Best of Show photo by Lawrence Davis 

 

 

Letter from Bille Jones with the Photography Show


Well, another year is done. This made 10 years I’ve been Photography coordinator at the ETPF at Vision Source office. I want to thank Dr. Randy Collard for allowing me to overtake his office with all those photographs, 195 entries this year!  A very special thanks to the members of the Piney Woods Photographic Society for helping me to set up, take down and host the exhibit by greeting everyone who came through the exhibit and answered any questions anyone had the past 4 days. I hope anyone that came through the exhibit enjoyed it. Now a day of rest and on to more photography!

 

 

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 Wing It - Hot Wing Eating Contest Winner


 

 

Congratulations to Jason Field the winner of the Poultry Festival hot wing eating contest. 

 

 

Jason Field

 

 

For the photo gallery click here:

 

 

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 Clucking Contest Results


 

 

 

 

 

PEEPS: AGE 5 AND UNDER

 

1. PAISLEY

2. RHYLAND FOLSOM

3. TIE: VANCE PAYNE ELLISYN GANDY

 

CHICKS AGE 6-11

 

1. ZAC PAYNE

2. OLIVIA LOWE

3. SHAMIECE

 

PULLETS: 12-16

 

1. CALYN GRAMMER

2. TJ  BOLTON

3. MARISSA CRAWFORD


 

ROOSTERS AND HENS 17 AND UP

 

1. CLAYTON PAUL WINDHAM

2. KATELYN JACKSON

3. TIE: B ADDISON AND OLIVIA HATFIELD

 

 

 

Clayton Paul Windham 1st Place 17 & Up Clucker

 

 

For the photo gallery click here:

 

 

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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Center Noon Lions Club Truck Raffle & Shelby County Outreach ATV Raffle Winners


 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Fred Wulf this year's winner of the Center Noon Lions Club truck raffle.

 

Congratulations also go out to the $250 cash prize winners: Becky Harkness, Matt, and Britney Foster, Debrora Worsham, the Pustka Kids. 

 

 

 

Center Noon Lions Club Truck

 

 

 

 

Lions Club Drawing

 

 

Congratulations to Cecil Strong winner of this year's Shelby County Outreach Ministries Poultry Festival ATV Raffle.  

 

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries ATV Josh Crawford with the Outreach Pictured

 

 

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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Historic Brick Winner


 

 

Congratulations to Aurora Concepts owner Dawn Barnes who won the auction for the Historic J.J.E. Gibbson brick for $2,700. The money raised will go to help the Shelby County Historic Society. Pictured below is her mother Donna Kay Thompson who claimed the brick for her. 

 

 

Donna Kay Thompson claims the brick for her daughter

 

 

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 5K and Fun Run Results


 

 

 

Click Here for the Chicken Trot 5K Overall Results 

 

 

For the photo gallery click here

 

 

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 at Raymond Motor Company


 

 

 

 

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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Today's News 10-4-19


 

 

 

 

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Trees Down on HWY 96


 

 

Two trees down on HWY 96 one by the Country Club and one by Goodwin Roofing. The one by the Country Club was reported to be on fire according to Center Fire Department communications.

 

 

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East Texas Poultry Festival Open Ceremony and Opening Day Coverage



The 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival had its opening ceremony on October 3, 3019, at 10 a.m. the cutting of the Boa was done on the Frances Oates center stage, speeches were given by different officials, including Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison, and Center Mayor David Chadwick. Center Broadcasting Company recorded the opening ceremony and the video is viewable below. Also for the schedule of the Poultry Festival visit: https://cbc-radio.com/local-news-blog/465684

 

Opening Ceremony 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

 

 

 

Center ISD Band Performs for the Opening Ceremony

 

 

 

East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak, First, runner-up was Princess Tatum Mettauer and Second runner-up, Princess Kaitlin Williams

 

 

Shelby County Chick Interview

 

 

 

Poultry Festival Day 1 Tour

 

 

For more photos of the East Texas Poultry Festival Opening Day click here:

 

 

 

 

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2019 Poultry Festival Queen and Runner-ups Interview


 

 

 

Center Broadcasting Company attended the Opening Ceremony of the East Texas Poultry Festival after the ceremony we met with and interviewed the East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak, First, runner-up was Princess Tatum Mettauer and Second runner-up Princess Kaitlin Williams.


Video by Justin Mott. For the Poultry Festival schedule visit: https://cbc-radio.com/local-news-blog/465684

 

 

East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak, First, runner-up was Princess Tatum Mettauer and Second runner-up, Princess Kaitlin Williams

 

 

For more photos from opening day click here:

 

 

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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Depository Bids Public Notice


 

 

The Shelby County Appraisal District hereby gives notice that it will enter into a contract for a district depository as required by law.  Any banking corporation, association or individual banker in Shelby County, Texas is invited to submit an application for such depository by December 31, 2019. Bids may be submitted to Robert N. Pigg, Chief Appraiser, at 724 Shelbyville Street, Center, Texas 75935.  If you have any questions, you may call (936) 598-6171.

 

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Homeowners Have Payment Options for Property Taxes on Appreciating Home Values


 

 

Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by taking advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” and filing a tax deferral affidavit at the Shelby County Appraisal District.

This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105 percent of the preceding year’s appraised value of their homestead, plus the taxes on any new improvements to the homestead. The remaining taxes are postponed — but not canceled — with interest accruing at 8 percent per year.

 

Once the homeowner files the tax deferral affidavit with the appraisal district, no taxing unit can start or continue a lawsuit for the deferred taxes as long as that person owns and lives in the home. When the homeowner no longer owns and lives in the home, the deferred taxes and interest become due. If the taxes are not paid, taxing units can then sue to collect the deferred taxes and interest. Additional penalties are possible.

 

For complete details about deferring taxes on the appreciating value of your home, contact Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171. Information is also available on the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at
comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.

 

 

 

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Deferred Property Tax Payments


 

 

Property Owners may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Shelby County Appraisal District office if they are:

 

Age 65 or older; disabled as defined by law; qualified disabled veterans, their unmarried surviving spouses, or their unmarried children under age 18, if no surviving spouse; or unmarried surviving spouses of U.S. armed service members killed on active duty and their unmarried children under age 18.  

 

Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred -- but not canceled -- as long as the owner continues to own and live in the home. Taxes accumulate with 5 percent interest per year. The law extends the tax deferral to the surviving spouse of the person who deferred taxes on the homestead if the surviving spouse was at least 55 years old when the deceased spouse died.

A filed tax deferral affidavit keeps homeowners from losing their homesteads because of delinquent property taxes.  A pending sale to foreclose on the homestead’s tax lien will also cease as a result of filing a tax deferral affidavit.  In addition, no taxing unit can start or continue a lawsuit to collect delinquent taxes once an affidavit is filed.  There are no penalties on delinquent taxes during the deferral period; however, a tax deferral does not cancel penalties that were already due.

 

All deferred taxes and interest become due when the homeowner or surviving spouse no longer own and live in the home.  If the tax debt remains unpaid at that time, penalties may be imposed, and taxing units may take legal action to collect the past due amount.

For further details about property tax deferral, contact the Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171.


 

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Shelby County Commissioners' Court Meeting Agenda


 

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 9th 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 the minutes of the September 4, 2019 Public Hearing, September 4, 2019 Special meeting, September 11, 2019 Public Hearing, September 11, 2019 Regular meeting, September 18, 2019 Special meeting, September 25, 2019 Special meeting, and September 30, 2019 Special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court.

2. Approve and pay weekly expenses.

3. Approve Officers Report.

4. Public Comments on Agenda item.

5. Nominate two Board Members for the Shelby County Appraisal District.

6. Lane Dunn to address the Court regarding a new County Extension Agent.

7. Approve the 2020 Resolution for the Indigent Defense Grant Program.

8.  Discuss and possibly approve updating phone system.

9. Discuss and approve deeding right away back to McAdams.

10. Adjourn.

 

 

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Today's News 10-3-19


 

 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems


 


 10/02/2019


Due to a broken water main the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Paxton water system ID# 2100031 to notify all Jackson customers 10/02/2019 to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). 

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Stacy Cranford 903-692 4313.

 

 

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Two-Vehicle Wreck Outside of Center - Corrected


 

 

Two-vehicle wreck on HWY 96 outside of Center headed towards Tenaha near Center Country Club be prepared for traffic delays as the scene is cleared. No fatalities reported according to Center Fire Department more to follow.

 

 

Update: 

 

SHELBY COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) recieved a report of a two-vehicle crash this afternoon 10-2-19 on US 96, about five miles north of Center, Texas near the Center Country Club. The Center Fire Department, Texas DPS, multiple Shelby County Constables, and Allegiance Mobile Health all responded to the scene of the accident. 

 

 

 

Allegiance Mobile Health

 

 

 

Ford Pickup Truck after the wreck

 

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:15 p.m., a 2013 Ford pickup was traveling north and slowing down to make a left turn when it was struck from behind by a 2013 Kia. The driver of the Ford is identified as 83-year-old Aaron Boles from Center. Boles was not injured during the crash.

 

 

 

 

Kia after the wreck

 

 

The driver of the Kia is identified as 62-year-old Jean Stokes from Tenaha. Stokes and a child passenger were also not injured during the crash.

 

 

 

Shelby County Constable

 

 

Emergency crews performed traffic control until the scene could be cleared by wrecker services Sandhill Wrecker Service and East Texas Towing both responded to tow away the wrecked vehicles. The scene was cleared and traffic later resumed its normal flow. 

 

 

 

Another Shelby County Constable

 

 

 

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2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Interview


 

 

 

 

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 Courthouse to Close Early Friday


 

 

The Shelby County Courthouse will close early Friday, October 4, 2019, at 1 p.m.

 

 

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2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Invites the Public to the Festival


 

 

 

 

Center Broadcasting Company traveled to Center High School to meet with the 2019 East Texas Poultry Festival Queen Kristen Orsak she invited everyone to the Festival. For the schedule for the 2019, East Texas Poultry Festival click here: https://cbc-radio.com/local-news-blog/465684

 

 

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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Center School Board Meeting


 

 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD will be held on October 2, 2019, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center High School 658 Roughrider Drive Center, Texas 75935.


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.


1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance
3. Recognition of CHS Distinction Designations
4. Recognition of CHS Students
5. Reveal of the CHS Multi-Purpose Event Center Design and Renderings
6. Hearing and Presentation of the FIRST Report
Presenter: Betty McDaniel
7. Public Comments/Audience Participation
8. Consent Agenda
8. 1. Minutes
8. 2. Tax Office Report
8. 3. Monthly Financial Statement
8. 4. Payment Approval
8. 5. Investment Report
8. 6. Overnight Student Activity Trips
8. 7. Amendments to the Budget
9. Appointment of CISD Representatives to the Shelby County Appraisal District Board of
Directors
10. Consideration to Approve Financial Support for Students Traveling to the National FFA
Convention
11. Consideration to Approve Proposal for CHS Gym HVAC Replacement
12. Presentation of Writing Protocols, Rubrics, and Samples (Student Goal)
Presenter: Shelly Norvell and Teresa Richard
13. Bond Program Preview of the Next Bond Sale
14. Review of Bond Project Construction (Operations Goal)
15. Closed Session
15. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
15. 1. 1. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
15. 1. 2. Employment of Personnel
15. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
15. 2. Real Property: Texas Gov't Code §551.071, §551.072 and §551.129
16. Open Session
16. 1. District Employees and Officers: Texas Gov't Code 551.074
16. 1. 1. Resignation/Retirement of Personnel
16. 1. 2. Employment of Personnel
16. 1. 3. Extended Emergency Sick Leave
16. 2. Real Property: Texas Gov't Code §551.071, §551.072 and §551.129
17. Adjournment

 

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