News Headlines Archives for 2021-03

Timpson ISD Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Round Up

It's time for the Timpson ISD Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade Round Up!


Registration for PK-4, Kindergarten and First grade for the 2021-2022 school year will be held Wednesday, April 7 th from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. outside of the elementary.


PK-4 Enrollment:
PK students must be 4 as of September 1, 2021. Parents or legal guardians must register students. The following information must be provided for students to be enrolled:


? Certified birth certificate
? Social Security card
? Immunization record
? Proof of residency
? Driver’s License
? Proof of Income (ex. W2)


Proof of residency must include a physical address and utility bill.


Kindergarten and First Grade Enrollment:


To be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment, students must be 5 years old as of September 1, 2021. Parents or legal guardians must register students. The following information must be provided for students to be enrolled:


? Certified birth certificate
? Social Security card
? Immunization record
? Driver’s License
? Proof of residency

PK students already enrolled in Timpson Elementary do not need to register for Kindergarten.


Please notify us if your PK child will be returning for Kindergarten.


If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact Staci Searcy, Timpson Elementary Secretary, at 936-558-4400.

School Board Agenda

Notice of Regular Meeting

Board of Trustees

Shelbyville Independent School District

April, 2021

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 St Hwy 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

 

  1. Call to order
  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Open forum
  4. Consent agenda
  1. Minutes of the March 8, 2021, meeting of the board
  2. Monthly financial reports
  1. Consider for approval
  1. Student Athletic Insurance
  2. 2021-22 School Calendar
  3. Budget Amendments
  4. Certifying Superintendent to Region 7 Regional Advisory Committee
  1. Principal’s Reports
  1. Campus events
  2. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
  1. Superintendent’s Reports
  1. Facilities Update
  2. Articles of Interest
  1. Executive Session
  1. Resignations/Employment
  2. Personnel
  1. Open Session
  2. Adjournment

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See BEC(LEGAL)]

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on March 31, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

 

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Ray West, Superintendent

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Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 31, 2021-Track in San Augustine District Finals

April 1, 2021-Baseball vs Joaquin (Home) 4:00 pm

April 2, 2021-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday; Good Friday

April 5, 2021-Tiger Day 2 pm Release; JH Track in San Augustine (District)

April 6, 2021-Baseball vs Garrison (Home) 4:00 pm

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm

April 9, 2021-End 5th Grading Period; Baseball vs Garrison (There) 6:00 pm

April 12, 2021-Beginning 6th Grading Period; Pictures: Baseball, Softball, JH Track; HS Track; Tennis

April 13, 2021-Baseball vs Woden (There) 6:00 pm

April 14, 2021-Report Cards go home; Track in San Augustine (Area)

April 16, 2021-Baseball vs Woden (Home) 4:00 pm

April 17, 2021-Prom

April 19, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

April 20, 2021-Baseball BYE

April 21, 2021-Band-HS UIL Concert & Sight Reading at Bullard HS

April 23, 2021-Track in Palestine (Regional)

April 27, 2021-Baseball vs Gary (Home) 4:00 pm

April 28, 2021-Pictures: Elementary Groups

April 29, 2021-Band-MS UIL Concert & sight Reading @ Bullard HS; K4, 1st, & 4th Grades Field Trip to Panola Orchards; Senior Field Trip to SFA

April 30, 2021-Baseball vs Gary (There) 6:00 pm; K3, Kinder, 2nd, and 3rd Grades Field Trip to Panola Orchards

May 8, 2021-City Wide Clean up. Dumpster on the square. Details coming soon from the City of Tenaha.

May 27, 2021-Early Release; Graduation

July 4, 2021-Fireworks Display at the Raymond Jackson Stadium 7:00 pm

 

Protist Observation Lab in Mrs. Brandy Jenkins class yesterday.

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The Tenaha Businessmen’s will present the July 4th Fireworks Display at the Raymond Jackson Stadium in Tenaha. Gates will open at 7:00 pm.  In addition to live music, food, and a beautiful fireworks display, the Tenaha Together Committee would like to present the opportunity for the community to remember and honor persons close to their heart.          Their names will be read during the ceremony.                  See below.

 

Make a Fireworks Donation “in memory of” or “in honor of” a loved one, great friend(s), or people that are or were special to us.

                         ____ “in memory of”   ___”in honor of”

Check made out to Tenaha Together in the amount of: $ ______

Cash in the amount of: $ ______

Your name: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________

Address: ________________________________

City: ___________________________________

Phone number: __________________________

Name to be recognized: ____________________________

 

 

Mail to: Tenaha Together Committee c/o Scott Tyner - P. O. Box 318, Tenaha, Texas 75974 or c/o Julie Tatom - Tenaha Hughes Spring Bank on Main Street, P. O. Box 380, Tenaha, Texas 75974. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

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"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

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Sportswear:

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Joaquin HS UIL Results; Places 2nd Overall

The Joaquin High School UIL academic team traveled to the Baker Patillo Student Center at Stephen F. Austin State University on March 24, 2021 to participate in the District 23AA UIL Academic contest. After enduring a long difficult year with many challenges, we are very proud of our students' performance at the contest. Joaquin High School placed 2nd overall team at the competition! Their resilience and attitude shows just how much pride they have in being a student at Joaquin High School. We want to congratulate all of those who participated, medaled, and qualified for the regional competition.

We look forward to seeing your performance at the next level!

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Bryer Holloway, 5th Place
Lucia Ruiz, 6th Place

News Writing
Marissa Johnson, 5th Place

Headline Writing
Lucia Ruiz, 2nd Place Regional Qualifier
Cole Bragg, 5th Place
Luisa Ruiz, 6th Place

Ready Writing
Marissa Johnson, 3rd Place Regional Qualifier
Whitney Garrett, 4th Place
Mariel Luna, 5th Place

Literary Criticism
2nd Place Overall Team
Bryer Holloway, 4th Place
Lucia Ruiz, 5th Place
Luisa Ruiz, 6th Place

Number Sense
Bennett Anglin, 6th Place

Mathematics
Alyssa Cummings, 5th Place

Social Studies
1st Place Team Overall
Marissa Johnson, 2nd Place Regional Qualifier
Mason Hughes, 3rd Place Regional Qualifier
Bennett Anglin, 4th Place Regional Qualifier
Cullen Freeman, Regional Qualifier

Current Issues
1st Place Team Overall
Lucia Ruiz, 1st Place Regional Qualifier
Luisa Ruiz, 2nd Place Regional Qualifier
Cullen Freeman, 6th Place Regional Qualifier
Mason Hughes, Regional Qualifier

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1st Place Team Overall
Luisa Ruiz,1st Place Regional Qualifier
Lucia Ruiz, 2nd Place Regional Qualifier
Mariel Luna, 4th Place Regional Qualifier
Brooklinn Penning, 5th Place Regional Qualifier

Coaches
Helen Windham
Sarah Barton
Lisa Barton
Carrie Obregon
Kathy Cockrell
Yesenia Corrales
Rusty Wilson
Caitlyn Anderson

High School UIL Academic Coordinator
Rusty Wilson

Playoffs LIVE: Rider Soccer v Chapel Hill tonight

 

The Roughrider Sports Team is proud to announce it is carrying the Rider Soccer Playoffs!

 

Coverage begins tonight as the Roughriders take on the Chapel Hill Bulldogs in Hudson.  Game begins at 7:00, Pregame begins at 6:40.

 

In the pregame, we'll visit with Coach Martinez and have a special visit with Peter Tu.  At halftime, the Gaddy's Medical Halftime Spotlight shines on Lisandra Santos, the Center student-filmmaker recognized as a state finalist for Rumors, her animated short.  During the Farmers State Bank Postgame, we visit with the Center Motor Company Player of the Game.

 

It's all on Twitch.TV.  Log on to Twitch and type roughridersports into the search bar.  Or just click on this link:

 

https://www.twitch.tv/search?term=roughridersports

SFA College of Fine Arts Dean's Circle to recognize 2021 award recipients

 

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts Dean’s Circle will recognize six exceptional students during the presentation of the annual Dean’s Awards at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

This year’s award recipients include Kristen Mercer, junior music education major from Spring; Kiersen Hart, junior filmmaking student from Fort Worth; Cassandra L. Flores, junior graphic design major from Richmond; Levi Grant, junior music education student from Longview; Joshua “Reed” Sellers, junior music education major from Cypress; and Kelsey Lesseig, junior theatre major from New Braunfels.

Award recipients are selected annually by the faculty of their respective schools on the basis of their potential to further develop their artistic goals and serve as role models, according to Dr. A.C. “Buddy” Himes, College of Fine Arts dean. The Dean’s Awards not only recognize the recipients for what they have already accomplished, but the awards are also designed to inspire them to reach deep from within to aspire to a higher level of excellence, Himes said. The awards were established by the Dean’s Circle, an external support organization of community members founded in 2008 and “dedicated, in part, to nurturing potential young artists within the College of Fine Arts,” Himes said.

 

Past Dean’s Award recipients have gone on to have successful careers in the arts.

 

“Transformational is a word sometimes overused these days,” Himes said, “but, there is no better word to describe the Dean’s Awards. These students come to us often being the first from their family to attend college, and sometimes not even sure they made the right career choice. But, they leave us transformed into confident young men and women, ready to assume leadership roles in their chosen disciplines. It is very rewarding for me to see them achieving success on a national level years after they received the award.”

 

Mercer will receive the John N. and Margaret Staley Scholarship in Fine Arts. During her time at SFA she has performed with the Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Lumberjack Marching Band, Trombone Choir, Swingin' Aces Jazz Band and PURPertual Motion Winter Guard. She currently leads SFA's first ever female trombone quartet. She is also serving her second term as the treasurer for Phi Rho Psi, a color guard sorority founded at SFA. She is the recipient of the Paul Stroud Memorial Band Scholarship for the current academic year. She has received the Academic Excellence award and has been on the Dean's and President's lists since her first semester at SFA. Upon graduation, she intends to either attend graduate school or start her teaching career. 

Hart will receive the Ruth Buzzi Honorary Dean’s Award in Filmmaking. She currently works for the SFA Athletics Creative Media Team specializing in videography and editing. Kiersten’s love for videography began at a young age. In high school she participated in SkillsUSA and earned state competition rights for four years, earning third place in TV Production. Her short film entries were chosen twice for the New York High School Film Festival. Since coming to SFA, Kiersten has produced videos for programs across campus while serving as the Creative Director for Student Activities Association. As a freelance photographer and film producer, she has created content for athletes, the equine community, sororities at SFA and University of Texas at Arlington and weddings. Kiersten is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at SFA and was named to President’s List for fall 2020. She aspires to be a creative video producer for a college or professional sports team. She would also like to continue building her own business as a freelance creator.

Flores will receive the Ed and Gwen Cole Memorial Dean’s Award in Art. Since transferring to SFA from Wharton County Junior College, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA, earning a place on the President’s List for three semesters. In her first semester at SFA, she participated in printing, organizing and distributing T-shirts for high school students during SFA School of Art’s annual Art Day. She is a member of the SFA Art Alliance and is working on organizing this year’s Spring Show for the School of Art. She is among a group of SFA art students who are painting murals in dorms on campus. She is vice president of one of SFA’s cultural clubs in which members watch and analyze movies from other countries in an effort to educate themselves on culture and history.

 

Grant will receive the Dean’s Circle Dean’s Award in Music. Studying trombone under Dr. Deb Scott, he has been a member of many music ensembles at SFA including Wind Ensemble, The Swingin’ Axes jazz band, trombone choir and Lumberjack Marching Band. Since coming to SFA, he has expanded his musical skills by learning the bass trombone, which he currently plays in Wind Ensemble and the Swingin’ Axes. He has been a member of the President’s List every semester and currently maintains a 4.0 GPA. He received the Pi Kappa Lambda Scholarship as a sophomore for outstanding grades and has also received the Dirk Wheeler Memorial Music Education Scholarship and the Perry and Martha Brittain music scholarship. He has given private lessons throughout his time in college with his students making the TMEA All-Region Band. Upon graduating, he hopes to attend graduate school and continue his learning and musical growth.  

Sellerswill receive the Dr. Robert G. Sidnell Memorial Dean’s Award in Music Education. During his time here, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA and received the Pi Kappa Lambda award for Sophomore with the Highest GPA. He has been an auditioned member of the SFA Men’s Choir, Chamber Choir and the A Cappella Choir, for which he is the tenor section leader. He has performed with the SFA Opera in “The Pirates of Penzance” and had a lead role as Eisenstein in the School of Music’s production of “Die Fledermaus.” He has been the historian and is currently the president of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and he is currently the treasurer for the SFA student chapter of the Texas Choral Directors Association.

 

Lesseig, a junior from New Braunfels pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre with an emphasis on acting and directing and a minor in filmmaking, will receive the George and Peggy Schmidbauer Dean's Award in Theatre. Upon transferring to SFA from the University of Oklahoma, Kelsey has acted in several Mainstage productions, including “The Wolves,” “Curse of Plenty” (as part of the biennial Festival of New American Plays), “Rideshare/Overshare” and, most recently, “The Maids.” She worked on the paint crew for “Titus Andronicus” and the floor-run crew for “Pride & Prejudice.” In addition to performing in stage productions, Kelsey is the historian of Speak Up, SFA’s devised theatre troupe, and has competed with the group for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She is a member and vice president-elect of the Beta Phi cast of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society. She is a student mentor in the School of Theatre Peer Mentor program.

 

The student awards are made possible because the Dean’s Circle believes in investing in the future and is willing to contribute and raise the money needed to fund these $3,000 individual awards each year for a total of $18,000, Himes said. For more information about the Dean’s Circle, contact Himes at himesac@sfasu.edu or at (936) 468-2801.

 

 

 

Kristen Mercer

 

Kiersten Hart

 

Cassandra L. Flores

 

Levi Grant

 

Joshua “Reed” Sellers

 

Kelsey Lesseig 

SFA School of Theatre to present student-directed 'Stop Kiss'

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed play “Stop Kiss” by Diana Son in both streaming and in-person performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in Regents Suite A of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

 

Sulphur Springs senior Kaitlyn McDearmont directs “Stop Kiss,” which is a play that follows two women who live in New York. Sara, a young teacher who just moved to New York, meets Callie, a born-and-raised New Yorker, when Callie agrees to watch Sara’s cat. The show follows the two women's self-identity journey and how their new-found relationship causes them to be victims of a hate crime. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

 

The cast includes San Antonio senior Emily Harrison as Callie; Tyler junior Maddie Grace Beam as Sara; League City sophomore Christian Peveto as George; Buffalo senior Zach White as Peter/Detective Cole; and Houston junior Alexis Hargy as Nurse/Mrs. Winsley.

 

Aubrie Smith, Colleyville junior, serves as stage manager, and Cynthia Tovar, Southeast Houston junior, is assistant stage manager. Mars Molen, Denton freshman, is production assistant, and Johana Lenington, Houston senior, is assistant director. Scenic designer is Koi Johnson, Waco junior; props master is Madison Anderson, Brownsboro junior; costume designer is Kaitlyn Hall, Melissa senior; assistant costume designer is Caitlin McIntyre, Baytown junior; lighting designer is Carson Cook, McKinney senior; and sound designer is Myah Mallory, Victoria senior.

 

A theatre major, McDearmont has been involved with many productions at SFA. Among her favorite positions have been director for “The Bald Soprano,” props master for “Dancing at Lughnasa,” and assistant director for “The Wolves.” She said she is excited to be finishing her four years at SFA by “directing such an impactful and important show.”

 

Faculty advisor for “Stop Kiss” is Jackie Rosenfeld.

 

Tickets are $6. Seating is limited, and face coverings are required. Social distancing protocols will be observed. To purchase tickets or virtual access, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at boxoffice.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407.

Joaquin Lady Ram Softball Game Date Change

The home JHS softball game vs Martinsville originally scheduled for Friday, April 2nd has been changed to Thursday April 1st at 5:30 p.m.

Nacogdoches Police Investigating Shooting

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (March 29, 2021):  The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the 2700 block of EJ Campbell Blvd.  Around 4:50 p.m. officers were notified of a large disturbance in the 2700 block of EJ Campbell Blvd.  Prior to officers arriving to the scene it was reported there was a gunshot victim.  Officers arrived to the scene and found a victim that was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the facial area.  The suspect was last seen running on foot from the area.  The victim, later identified to be Markeith Tryome Roberts 36 years of age from Nacogdoches, Tx,  was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. This is an ongoing investigation.  Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Nacogdoches Police Department at 936-559-2607.  As further information becomes available it will be released

Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District Natural Resources/Agriculture Scholarship Award

This year the Shelby Soil & Water Conservation District will be awarding a $1,000 scholar-ship.  The scholarship recipient will receive $500 for the fall 2021 semester and another $500 for the spring 2022 semester.  The Shelby SWCD Scholarship is open to college students who are working toward a degree in the natural resources or agricultural field.  We will be looking at individuals who meet the following qualifications:  

 

  1. Must have graduated from a high school or home school program in Shelby County, TX.
  2. Must be a college junior or senior (successfully completed 2 years college).
  3. Must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 hours per semester).

 

Applicants must submit their high school and college transcripts, a completed SWCD scholarship application and a letter of recommendation.  Selection will be based on academic merit and recommendations of the school and others concerning the applicant’s initiative and character, leadership, citizenship and need.  Applicants may be called for a personal interview.  To obtain a copy of the application, E-mail the SWCD office in Center:  shelby@swcd.texas.gov.  Due to public health concerns, applications cannot be picked up at our office this year.  If you would like to call and request a copy be mailed to you, the telephone number is (936) 598-5557, Ext. 3.  If no one answers, please leave your name and telephone number and someone will call you back.    

 

Programs and services of the Shelby SWCD are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard for race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status or disability.  All applications must be received by June 17, 2021. 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Moderna Dose #2 Vaccination Clinic

 

Texas Military Division will be conducting a follow-up, Moderna Dose #2, COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday April 1st from 8am-5pm at the John D Windham Civic Center.
This clinic is designated ONLY for those who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine on March 4th at the Civic Center that was conducted by the Military.


You must have your CDC vaccination card with you when you come and you can keep the same appointment time you had at the March 4th clinic or come at your convenience anytime between 8am-5pm

Shelby County Outreach Ministries Closed for Good Friday

In observance of Good Friday, Shelby County Outreach Ministries will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021. This includes all programs. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Have a blessed holiday. 

SFA Trombone Ensembles to Present Recital

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Trombone Ensembles at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform works by Pierre-Max Dubois, Franz Joseph Haydn, Chris Culver, Burrill Phillips and other composers when they present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Cole Concert Hall in Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

 

The ensembles, directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music, are a part of the SFA Trombone Choir, which has been divided into smaller groups as a way of dealing with the impact of Covid-19.

 

Concert seating is limited, and audience members must wear facial coverings and socially distance themselves from others not in their immediate group. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu. The recital will also be livestreamed at music.sfasu.edu.

CISD Athletic Events 3/29-4/2, Online Soccer Playoff Tickets

Monday

  • JH Boys and Girls District Track Meet in Rusk
  • District Golf

Tuesday

  • JV and Varsity Baseball vs Rusk in Center
  • JV and Varsity Softball vs Rusk in Center
  • JV Tennis in Center

Wednesday

  • High School Girls District Track Meet in Jasper
  • JV and Varsity Baseball vs Rusk in Rusk

Thursday

  • High School Boys District Track Meet in Jasper
  • JV and Varsity Softball vs Rusk in Rusk
  • Varsity Tennis @ Eastman Tournament in Longview

Center ISD Accepting Transfers

 

Center ISD is now accepting applications for transfer students in grades K-12 for the 2021-2022 school year. 

 

A transfer application may be obtained from the District’s website at www.centerisd.org or calling 598-5642.

 

The deadline is Thursday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m.

 

No transfer applications will be accepted after Thursday, May 27th.

 

 

 

 

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Matthew Thomas Bennett

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham reports the arrest of Matthew Thomas Bennett, 37, of Beckville.

On March 25, 2021 at approximately 2:17 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Chalk Street in Joaquin in reference to a burglary of a habitation. Once on scene, deputies made contact with Bennett, and were able to identify him as the suspect in the reported burglary. Deputies began to question Bennett in regards to the incident and he became combative towards the officers.

The SCSO Communications Center confirmed Bennett to have an active warrant for his arrest. Deputies attempted to restrain Bennett and he was non-complaint with their requests. Bennett was tased by SCSO deputies, restrained with handcuffs behind his back and placed in the backseat of a patrol unit.

As SCSO deputies were clearing the scene, Bennett, unbeknown to deputies, worked his restraints to the front of his body, forced his way out of the patrol unit, entered the driver’s side of the unit and fled the scene.

ONSTAR located the unit on an oilfield location site off of FM 699 and all area law enforcement began searching for the suspect in that area. Bennett inflicted severe damage to the unit that caused interruptions with ONSTAR being able to continue tracking the unit. After a lengthy search by law enforcement officials, ONSTAR was able to shut the unit down by enabling the remote ignition block feature installed on the unit.

Chief Deputy Ruth Gonzales and Lieutenant Tanner Peace were patrolling the area where the vehicle was last known to be and spotted the unit at an abandoned residence on FM 699 at CR 4550.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) set up a perimeter around the property and a DPS officer began negotiations with Bennett through the communications radio installed in the unit. After unsuccessful attempts at negotiation, the Center Police Department Special Response Team was able to extract the suspect from the vehicle with assistance from a DPS helicopter.

Bennett was taken into custody at 10:49 p.m., unharmed. He was cleared on scene by Allegiance Mobile Health. He is currently housed in the Shelby County jail and has been charged with UUMV (SJF) $20K bond; Evading Arrest/Detention W/Vehicle (SJF) NO BOND; Escape From Custody (M-A) $10K bond; Resisting Arrest (M-A) $10K bond. He was arraigned by JP1 Donna Hughes.

This situation is not something that we face regularly in our county. This outcome would have not ended the way it did without the experience and professionalism that so many provided.

To our SCSO 911 Telecommunicators Chelsea Jernigan, Casey Jackson, Evelyn Ordaz and Tiffany Ryals, along with SCSO Administrators Cindy Bradshaw and Leah Chase: you all were the unseen heroes in this situation. Each of you worked tirelessly ensuring communication was provided to everyone on scene. Your professionalism and dedication to our office and this county does not go unnoticed. Each of you worked together and as a whole depicted the true definition of a family. Thank you will never be enough.

SCSO Deputies, THANK YOU. Thank you for serving our county. Thank you for your dedication to our office. Each of you makes sacrifices on a daily basis just by putting on a uniform. We are proud of you, your work, and your dedication to a career that is becoming more difficult each passing day. Thank you for having a servant’s heart.

Center Police Department Special Response Team, you shut the situation down. Your training came in at a time when has never been more needed. Each of you showed up, and without hesitation went in and defused what could have been a tragic situation. Thank you for having our back, and for helping to protect our county in a critical time of need.

Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office – we called and you were here, with a team of officers and equipment ready to take the front line. You stepped in without hesitation. Thank you from all of us.

Shelby County Constables Zack Warr, Taylor Fanguy, Josh Tipton, Jamie Hagler and Roy Cheatwood, we are grateful for your assistance. Each of you always show up every single time you are needed.

To all of the agencies who assisted us on scene, around the area, at the county lines and were on standby: Game Wardens Austin Cryer and Sam Anderson; Panola County Sheriff Kevin Lake and deputies; Panola County Constable Bryan Murff; Panola County 911 Telecommunicators; Tenaha ISD Chief of Police David Jeeter, Nacogdoches County SWAT, Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, Angelina County Sheriff’s Office, DPS officers from surrounding counties, San Augustine County Sheriff Robert Cartwright, Hughes Wrecker; and you, the public – thank you. Thank you for coming to our aide. Thank you for filling the gap. Thank you for endless dedication to our office. We see you, each of you. Just as you provided assistance to us in this time of need, we will show up every time you need us.

Please continue to keep all of our law enforcement officers in your thoughts and prayers. From all of us at the SCSO, thank you for allowing us to serve you. Thank you for accepting us in the community and for supporting us. We are ever grateful.

Sheriff Kevin W. Windham

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Rider Soccer Playoffs Tonight! WATCH LIVE on Twitch!

The Roughrider Sports Team is proud to announce it is carrying the Rider Soccer Playoffs!

 

Coverage begins tonight as the Roughriders take on the Livingston Lions in Hudson.  Game begins at 6:00, Pregame begins at 5:45.

 

In the pregame, we'll visit with Coach Martinez and have a special visit with senior Jesus BustosAt halftime, the Gaddy's Medical Halftime Spotlight shines on Coach Holyfield of Lady Rider Soccer as she visits about the ladies' season. During the Farmers State Bank Postgame, we visit with the Center Motor Company Player of the Game.

 

It's all on Twitch.TV.  Log on to Twitch and type roughridersports into the search bar.  Or just click on this link:

 

https://www.twitch.tv/search?term=roughridersports

The Timpson Bear Bands introduces and congratulates the 2021-2022 Twirler Lines.

Middle School Twirlers are Brianna Vargas, Taylor Stewart, Remington Newman, Macy Allen, Lauryn Osby, Avery Metcalf, Ashlynn McNutt, Chloe Stanley, Madison Grigsby, and Lilly Wheless.



High School Twirlers are Kaitlyn Crockett (Head Twirler), Lexie Billingsley, Chelsey Franks, Mackenzie Smith, Bella Alford, Kallie Solomon, Kaitlyn Madrid, and Chloe Nix.

Congratulations to these young ladies

 

 

 

Joaquin ISD HS Track Meet

HS TRACK MEET INFORMATION BELOW

03/26/2021

High School District 23AA Track Meet will be on Monday in San Augustine. 

 

10:00 Field Events 

10:15 3200m run

 

1:30 Running Prelims

 

*No relays will have premlims

 

Runnings Finals will be Wednesday, April 1st. We will post the times once we have this, but typically they start around 5:00. This will also be in San Augustine.

Brooke Elliott Signing

On Thursday morning, March 25, 2021, Shelbyville High School's Brooke Elliott signed a college letter of intent to attend Cisco College on a basketball scholarship.

On hand for the event in the SISD board room were family, coaches, school officials, teammates and fellow students.

 

Brooke has been a standout for the Lady Dragons basketball team. Brooke has averaged a double-double the last two years in points and rebounds. She has been selected as an All-District player for the last three years and was Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She plans to major in Education and has goals of eventually playing basketball at the highest level.

Brooke is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Elliott. Again, Congratulations to Ms. Brooke Elliott. Go Dragons!!! Go Wranglers!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Military Division Returning to Shelby County with Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (update)

 

We have added 2 additional clinic sites to Saturday’s COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

 

In addition to the clinic that will be held at the Windham Civic Center Saturday March 27th from 8:00-4:00, there will also be a clinic held at the Joaquin Volunteer Department, 136 Hughes Dr., Joaquin and the Timpson Volunteer Fire Department  305 Jacob St., Timpson.  The Fire Department Clinics will open at 10:00am Saturday.

 

The vaccine will be administered by the Texas Military Division medical personnel and will be the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine. 

 

There will be 300 doses available at the Civic Center and 100 doses at each of the 2 fire departments.

 

No appointment necessary, first come, first serve and be sure to bring picture ID and the vaccinations are free.

 

"RED NECKS AND GOOD OLE BOYS"

 

“RED NECKS AND GOOD OLE BOYS”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

 

East Texas is an area of the country in which “red necks” and “good ole boys” live, along with most of the deep southern states.  I know some of them and I suspect that you do as well.  Most people think that the “red necks” and the “good ole boys” are one in the same.  They are mistaken as there are notable differences.  I will list a few of the differences here.

 

We might begin by defining what a “red neck” person is.  The term dates way back to the early 1800s when uneducated white people worked in the fields all day.  Their skin, particularly the neck area, would take on a reddish hue due to sun exposure.  Thus, they were called “red necks” by the upper class folk.  They usually lived in small, rural towns, were known to drink a lot, and were offensive in other ways.

 

Around 1920 the use of the term was popular in the coal producing states of West Virginia and Kentucky.  Striking coal workers usually wore red hankies around their necks to reflect their position to management.  Thus they were called “red necks” by non-union people. 

 

Jeff Foxworthy has given us a number of ways to describe a “red neck”. You might be one if:

 

You think loading your dishwasher means getting your wife drunk.

You cut your grass and find a car.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

Your stereo speakers used to belong to the drive-in theatre.

You own a home-made fur coat.

The Salvation Army rejected your mattress.

Birds are attracted to your beard.

Your school fight song was “Dueling Banjos”.

You keep a can of Raid on your kitchen table.

The tail light covers on your car are made of red tape.

 

Good Ole boys, on the other hand, are the sons of Red Necks, usually from eighteen to thirty five years old.  Good Ole Boys are normally from the Deep South and they like cheap beer, NASCAR, football, professional wrestling, hunting and fishing, and country music.  They usually carry a personal spit cup on their person while chewing their tobacco.

 

They are not necessarily bad persons, but occasionally are portrayed as racist, though many could care less, aside from cracking a racist joke with his buddies.  Good Ole Boys are generally all about having a good time.  They may speed to impress a girl they’re taking on a date, but won’t hit and run.  They may have a few beers to impress her later at the bar, or even get in a fight there, but won’t get so drunk that he can’t drive her home.

 

Good Ole Boys most often drive a rusty muscle car or a four-wheel-drive pick up.  They are not looked upon as a bad person, in fact most are pretty good natured guys.  He is a Southern-born boy who is country to the core and proud of it.  He likes to hunt and could not be prouder of his gun collection.  He carries one knife in his pocket, and another one in his boot, in case the one in his pocket gets confiscated.  The Good Ole Boy is a hard working, honest gentleman who prefers the simple life and is just looking for a girl he can take shooting.

 

As one single country girl put it, “On our first date, he showed me a picture of him pulling a bullet out of a deer’s heart.  He said he keeps it on his desk.”

 

So, there you have the low-down on the difference between a Red Neck and a Good Ole Boy that perhaps you had never thought about.  Are you personally acquainted with any of them?

 

 

 

 

 

“RED NECKS AND GOOD OLE BOYS”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

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Veterans of Somalia

Americans consider themselves to be a compassionate people, and the United States military has a long tradition of humanitarian relief operations both within and outside the continental United States. Never has this humanitarian impulse proven more dangerous to follow than in 1992 when the United States intervened to arrest famine in the midst of an ongoing civil war in the East African country of Somalia. Ultimately hundreds of thousands were saved from starvation, but unintended involvement in Somali’s civil strife cost the lives of thirty American Soldiers, four Marines, and eight Air Force personnel during the years of 1992 and 1994.

 

Shelby County VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will honor those who served during this time with a wreath laying at the Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 10 a.m.  As always the public is invited to honor their fellow Americans.  More information call Post Quartermaster Larry Hume at 936-332-0349 or email chiefhume95@gmail.com.

 

SFA music students to perform operatic works by Mozart, Strauss

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The SFA Opera Theater opens Thursday, March 25, for a three-night run in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. This year’s performance features portions of two operas: Act I of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” or “School for Lovers,” followed by Act II finale of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. Rehearsing a scene are music students, from left, Rudy Barrera, Spring junior; Abby Ayala, Cypress junior; Mindalena Adams, Ladonia graduate student; Hannah Hays, Lubbock junior; and Aaron Fish, Stinnett sophomore. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. Seating is limited, and face coverings are required. Free access to online, livestreamed performances will be available each night at music.sfasu.edu.

SFA to present 'The Evolution of Chamber Winds' concert

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University music students will perform works from the 18th through the 21st centuries when the SFA Wind Ensemble and Friends present “The Evolution of Chamber Winds” in a virtual performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 1.

 

The concert features chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Gounod, Walter Hartley,  Jean-Denis Michat and Andy Akiho, according to Dr. David Campo, director of bands at SFA.

 

Opening the program under the direction of graduate student conductor Abbigail Ramsey of Prosper, the students will perform the 1st movement of Mozart’s Serenade No. 10, “The Gran Partita.”

 

“As a genre, serenades were ‘dinner music’ to be performed at parties and other social events,” Campo said. “Also known as divertimenti, nocturnes, or cassations, these works had their origin in the aristocratic practice of hiring a band to ‘woo’ potential lovers and damsels. By 1780, these types of works were beginning to appear in serious concerts, but because of their very nature, many serenades from the Classical period have been lost forever, swallowed by time. Mozart’s serenades, however, have survived ... a testament to their construction and quality.

 

“It is important to also note that Mozart did not, in fact, nickname his Serenade,” Campo added. “The moniker ‘Gran Partita’ was added by an unknown hand after his death. It is not clear if this title is one that Mozart endorsed or was even aware of.”

 

Petite symphonie pour neuf instruments à vent, or the "Little Symphony for Winds," was composed in 1885 by French composer Gounod.  Campo describes this complete miniature symphony as “elegant, delicate and sweet.” The first movement uses a slow introduction, like that of Joseph Haydn, and an allegretto in sonata form. The second movement features an added flute. The scherzo that follows is based on a hunting theme, with a lively finale in the fourth movement to end the symphony.

 

Graduate student conductor Jacob Bridges of Lake Charles, Louisiana, will lead the ensemble in Hartley’s Concerto for 23 Winds. Hartley composed this work for the Eastman Wind Ensemble in 1957, and it was premiered by that group during the Eastman School’s annual Festival of American Music in 1958.

 

Hartley described the four-movement work as “roughly corresponding to those of the classical symphony or sonata in form, but it is textually more related to the style of the Baroque concerto, being essentially a large chamber work in which different soloists and groups of soloists play in contrast with each other and with the group as a whole.”

 

A percussion group from the Wind Ensemble lends its voice to the unique chamber music offering with composer Akiho’s “to wALk Or ruN in wEst harlem,” a percussion piece that features a modified Pierrot ensemble – flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano –  and prepared vibraphone. Although not much is said about the story of the piece, with the help of Michael McQuilken, Akiho published a short film to YouTube titled “To Walk Or Run.” The film uses the piece as a dramatic background track with actors portraying themes of sex trafficking. The piece assists this concept by using percussion instruments to mimic the sounds of a car door slamming and tires screeching as well as the sound of police sirens later in the work.

 

Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone at SFA, and guitarist Brandon Coleman will be the featured guest performers on the final piece of the concert, Michat’s rollicking “Pasta Concerto” for saxophone ensemble, guitar and soprano saxophone soloist.

 

“The work is a sometimes tongue-in-cheek but always technically demanding tour-de-force that utilizes all of the vibrant colors of the entire saxophone family,” Campo said. Regarding the unusual name of the composition, Michat said, “In tribute to the Italian concertos, I called it ‘Pasta Concerto, ’since the Baroque concertos are fascinating because everyone can play them; they are pleasant for the musicians and for the general public.” The four movements of the concerto are Spaghetti, Farfalle, Cellentani and Tagliatelle.

 

To access the live virtual concert free of charge, visit music.sfasu.edu the night of the performance. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602.

JHS Twirlers 2021-2022

From left to right:

Hannah Holt, Autumn Alford, Emma Graves (Head Twirler), Avery Prnka (Feature Twirler), Shelby Freeman, Kyleigh Avery

 

 

Grill Fest 2021

New Event for Grill Fest 2021

 

Fire up your grills, start working on your bean recipes and start mastering your signature drink.  In addition to the meat and bean categories, there will be a Beverage category at Grill Fest this year.  It may alcoholic, or not.  We are also bringing back the dessert category.  There is a $10 registration fee for the beans, dessert and beverage categories.  Winner takes the pot.

 

Beverages will judged on aroma, appearance, taste and an overall opinion – would the taste impress you if you ordered it at a restaurant.

Grill Fest 2021, Presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held April 24th with set up and cooking starting on the evening of the 23rd.  In addition to the food and beverage competitions there will be a Washer Pitching Tournament and 42 Tournament.  Steve Adams, Karoke will provide musical entertainment.

The public is invited to attend and sample tastings of barbecue at cook team stations. Entry is free

 

There is still plenty of time to register for all events including the cook off.  Registration for the cook off is $150 prior to April 10th, $200 after that date.  You may sign up for the cook off, beans, dessert and beverage up until April 23rd.

 

Thank you to all our Sponsors.  We could not have this event, or any of our events, without the generous support of all our Sponsors.

 

Presenting Sponsor is Farmers State Bank:  Gold Sponsors are Badders Law Firm, Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods:  Silver Sponsors are Ace Hardware of East Texas, B & S A/C and Heating, Bobs Pawn and Gun Shop, BTS Disposal, LLC, the Light and Champion. and 4C Electrical Services: Judges Table Sponsor is C&J A/C & Electrical: Entertainment Sponsors are Rapid Payday & Title Pro and Raymond Motor Company:  42 Tournament and Washer Pitching Sponsor is Shelby Savings Bank.  The City of Center is the Award Sponsor.                                                                                                                       

 

 

Registration forms and additional information is available at www.shelbycountychamber.com or at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office – 936-598-3682.  Questions may be emailed to info@shelbycountychamber.com.

Flag Half Staff Alert

Today, in accordance with the President's proclamation, all flags on public buildings and grounds should be be lowered to half-staff in remembrance and as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless act of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado, and remain at half-staff until sunset, March 27, 2021. This includes any flags flying with the US Flag.

 

Proclamation can be viewed here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/03/23/a-proclamation-honoring-the-victims-of-the-tragedy-in-boulder-colorado/ 

 

If you fly an outdoor flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord at the top of the staff.

Sabine County Beekeepers Meeting

The Sabine County Beekeepers will meet for our monthly meeting on Monday April 5th at 6:30PM. We meet every 1st Monday of the month at 6:30PM at the Sabine County Chamber of Commerce, on the square, downtown Hemphill. We welcome the public to come out and join us. We have no dues, or officers. This is for anyone interested in becoming a new beekeeper or an already experienced beekeeper. For more info, call James at (409)625-4787.  

Holocaust survivor to speak at SFA's Holocaust Remembrance Day event  

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — In partnership with Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, SFA Hillel, a student group that builds connections with emerging adults and inspires them to direct their own Jewish journey, will host the university’s first official Holocaust Remembrance Day event, or Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, on April 8 as part of the OMA’s Diversity Week event slate.

 

Hungarian Holocaust survivor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth will be the event’s keynote speaker. She will share her Holocaust experience and engage in a Q&A with attendees.

 

Dr. Michara DeLaney-Fields, SFA’s chief diversity officer, and Rabbi Kenny Weiss, executive director of Houston Hillel, also will be introductory speakers at the event.

 

“The purpose of Yom Hashoah is to keep the memory of the horrific events of the Holocaust alive, and this year participants will be able to do that by listening to Holocaust survivor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth,” said Jade Gordon, co-president of SFA Hillel, formerly known as the Jewish Student Union.

 

“It is important to recognize this day because it is how the Jewish people keep the memory of the Holocaust alive by hearing the stories and passing them on, especially in a time like today that has become difficult for Jews all over again because of the rise in anti-Semitism.”

 

Ozsváth founded the Holocaust Studies Program at The University of Texas at Dallas and is professor emeritus of literature and history and the former Leah and Paul Lewis Chair of Holocaust Studies. She joined the UT Dallas faculty in 1983, initially teaching 19th- and 20th-century literature and history classes.

 

“We are fortunate to have Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth, affectionately known as Zsuzsi, share her personal memories of the Hungarian Holocaust with our students and community,” said Dr. Flóra Faragó, SFA Hillel advisor and associate professor in SFA’s School of Human Sciences. “Zsuzsi's story reflects what happened to my family and to hundreds of thousands of Jewish families in Hungary and larger Europe. Learning about the Holocaust will remind us how far we have come and yet how far we have to go to achieve justice, dignity and equality for all."
 

While known for her Holocaust classes, Ozsváth has published a number of articles dealing with aesthetic and ethical issues in French, German and Hungarian literature as well as with the relationship between art and totalitarian ideology. As a scholar, critic, and translator, Ozsváth has extensively written about Holocaust literature and the Holocaust in Hungary. Her memoir, “When the Danube Ran Red,” tells the chilling and extraordinary story of her childhood in Hun­gary, living under the threat of the Holocaust.

 

“Event participants will be encouraged to reflect on how current and historical anti-Semitism shapes the lives of Jews and non-Jews alike and learn about incredible stories of survival, loss and resistance,” Gordon said. “The hope is that this event will inspire participants to take action against anti-Semitism and other -isms that continue to impact the lives of millions in the U.S. and around the world.”

 

SFA Hillel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day will be held in person and via Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. April 8. The in-person event will take place in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on the SFA campus. Following the keynote speaker, in-person attendees will be able to participate in an activity to honor the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

 

As a supplement to the event, Gordon also will host a Lumberjacks Live Q&A on SFA’s Instagram account, @sfasu, at 6 p.m. April 1. She will speak with Shirley Watterston, retired SFA lecturer of music and vocal coach accompanist, about her own history living as a Jewish individual in East Texas and personal remembrances of the Holocaust.

 

SFA’s Holocaust Remembrance Day was made possible through assistance from Hillel Houston and Hillel at Home.

 

There is no fee to attend either in person or online; however, registration will be required for Zoom attendees. To register for the Zoom event, visit form.jotform.com/210754475322150. The deadline to register is 6 p.m. April 7.

 

In-person attendees will be required to abide by SFA’s mask requirement and maintain a safe physical distance.

 

For more information about OMA’s slate of Diversity Week events, visit sfasu.edu/oma. For SFA Hillel information and updates, follow the organization on Instagram @sfa_jsu.

SFA education faculty members selected as editors of national journal

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Association of Teacher Educators Board of Directors has selected three faculty members in Stephen F. Austin State University’s James I. Perkins College of Education as editors of its journal, Action in Teacher Education.

 

Drs. Heather Olson Beal and Amanda Rudolph, professors of education studies, and Dr. Chrissy Cross, associate professor of education studies, are serving as part of a team for a three-year editing term beginning in July.

 

The team was selected for its strong application, according to Alisa Chapman, ATE executive director.

 

“The board has confidence your team will be able to move the journal forward and represent ATE extremely well,” Chapman said.

 

The journal receives more than 250 submissions per year with a 9% acceptance rate.

 

Rudolph said the team’s approach will focus on current issues for teacher education while making connections with young scholars and regional units of ATE.

 

“For me, this is really a high point of my career, and I am so excited,” Rudolph said. “I think this is a wonderful opportunity for me and the team, as well as SFA.”

 

Cross said the editing term will help highlight SFA’s work in education.

 

“For us as researchers, this editorship will help all of us not only showcase our expertise in qualitative and quantitative research and pedagogy but also elevate the scholarship reputation of SFA in the field of research and curriculum and instruction in teacher education,” she said.

 

Olson Beal agreed.

 

“We are excited to be able to play a part in guiding research in the field of teacher education for the next three years and raise the profile of SFA on the national level."

 

Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of the Perkins College of Education, said Rudolph, Cross and Olson Beal are the right educators for this work.

 

“These three faculty members have a strong reputation for education research and have been very successful in publishing their individual and collaborative scholarly work,” Abbott said. “They also have a reputation for mentoring less experienced colleagues as those faculty members seek to establish their scholarly niche and pursue outlets for publications. I believe they will excel in coordinating this important national teacher education journal during the next three years.”

 

To learn more about Action in Teacher Education, visit tandfonline.com.

Texas Military Division Returning to Shelby County with Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Texas Military Division (TMD) along with TX Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and local Emergency Management officials will be conducting another COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic this Saturday March 27th from 8:00am-4:00pm at the Windham Civic Center in Center.
The vaccine being administered will be the Johnson & Johnson one dose vaccine. No appointment necessary so wait lines may be long.
Those eligible to receive the vaccine are those set by the TX Department of State Health Services:

 

• Front Line Medical Workers

• First Responders

• Anyone 50 and Older

• Anyone 18 and Over With a Health Condition That Increases the Risk of Severe COVID 19 Illness

• School and Licensed Child Care Workers

Tri County Produce Drop

Tri County Harvest for Homes will have a produce drop March 24th @ 9:30am

Ivan Smith Parking Lot near old Sombero’s

 

Mask will be required 

Unique Boutique Taking Donations

The Unique Boutique is officially opened and taking donations! The Unique Boutique is open Monday through Friday, from 9-4. We accept donations that are in good condition. When you shop at The Unique Boutique, you are helping us feed the hungry and assist the needy in our community. For more information, give us a call at 936-591-8190. 

Congratulations to Shelbyville High School Students at the U.I.L. Cross-Examination Debate State Tournament

Congratulations to, Shelbyville High School students, Ava Silva and Aubree Camp for placing 5th at the U.I.L. cross-examination debate state tournament held virtually March 15-16. The girls were also recognized individually for having the high speaking points. Ava Silva was awarded the silver gavel (2nd) and Aubree Camp was awarded 4th.   

 

 

Timpson Band Booster Meeting

Timpson Band Booster Meeting will be Sunday, March 28 at 3PM in the Band Hall!

 

 

The upcoming meeting is the perfect time to ask questions and learn how you can assist with preparing for the end-of-the-year activities as well as get insight into the 2021-2022 school year.

SFA School of Theatre to present virtual performances of 'Hand Gestures'

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play “Hand Gestures” in virtual only performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

 

Directed by Sara Clark, Plano senior theatre major, the play by Caitlin Turnage is about finding the courage to come to terms with the person you really are.

 

Lou came to Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal for a mission trip with her church. She found something, or someone, she never intended on finding, Samukelisiwe. Now Lou’s mission trip is coming to an end. However, Sam doesn’t want to let go of the relationship they formed together and the feelings they share while Lou is desperately trying to leave the town, her feelings, and Sam behind at risk of turning her whole life upside down. Lou must come to terms with her suppressed identity and feelings to be with Sam, or just leave it all behind. And Sam is doing everything she can to hold onto the girl she loves, despite Lou’s rejection of anything that wasn’t her plan.

 

The cast includes Fatimah Green, Houston junior, as Samukelisiwe, and Madeline Murphy, Jacksonville junior, as Lou.

 

Dorie Bloodworth, spring junior, is stage manager; David Cleghorn, Georgetown sophomore, is audio/video designer; and Josiah Richardson, Wylie sophomore, is audio/visual technician.

 

As director, Clark said, “I chose to direct this show because I believe it’s important to see representation in shows like this. While the world is changing for the better, many people are still raised to think small and be set on a certain path. However, it is important to open yourself to new experiences and let yourself be who you feel on the inside. I am so excited to share this story with everyone! It’s a great show, and I think it has an important message for us all.”

 

Faculty production advisor for “Hand Gestures” is Dr. Inga Meier.

 

Streaming access fee is $4. Visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office online at boxoffice.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 to purchase access. Box office sales end at 3 p.m. on March 26. For more information about the play, call the School of Theatre at (936) 468-4003 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

SFA Symphony Orchestra concert to feature music by Saint-Saëns

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Symphony Orchestra at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform works by Jean Sibelius, Antonín Dvo?ák and Camille Saint-Saëns when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

 

Conducted by Dr. Gregory Grabowski, director of orchestral activities for the SFA School of Music, the Symphony Orchestra’s centerpiece in the program will be Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor featuring SFA music faculty member Dr. Evgeni Rachev, cello.

 

“This is a classic cello concerto in the canon,” Grabowski said. “It is an exciting piece for the orchestra to play and for the audience to hear. On top of that, it is shows off the amazing talents of Evgeni Raychev, who is easily one of the best cellists I have worked with.”

 

The concert opens with Sibelius’ “Valse Triste,” which Grabowski describes as “a wonderful mix of somberness, and the gaiety of a waltz.”

 

“This piece particularly resonates with me because of our current state within the pandemic,” he said. “So often we feel the drudgery of everyday life in a way we never felt a year ago. We do our best to find joy and lightheartedness in the blessings we do have, and we are often uplifted, though only momentarily, as we are reminded of the challenges we still face.”

 

Dvo?ák’s “Notturno” is a string only piece that will feature graduate conducting student Matthew Warren of Bakersfield, California.

 

“This piece is one of the hidden gems of Dvo?ák’s music,” Grabowski said. “It was originally from a string quartet that was rejected, but Dvo?ák never let go of the slow movement and rearranged it for string orchestra and titled it ‘Notturno.’”

 

The concert will be open to a limited in-person audience; it will not be livestreamed. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. To purchase tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu. For additional information, contact the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602. The performance will be broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, on the SFA Symphony Orchestra YouTube page.

Athletic Events 3/22-3/26, Boys Soccer Bi-District Information

Monday, March 22

  • Middle School Track @ San Augustine

Tuesday, March 23

  • JV/V Softball vs Carthage (Center)
  • JV/V Baseball vs Central Heights (Central Heights) 
  • JV Tennis @ Kilgore

Thursday, March 25

  • High School Track @ Carthage 

Friday, March 26

  • JV/V Softball vs Carthage (Carthage)
  • V Tennis Home Tournament
  • BI-District Playoff Game Boys Soccer vs Livingston 
    • Place: Hudson HS Soccer Field
    • Time: 6PM
    • Ticket Prices: A-$5, S-$3
    • Passes Accepted: UIL District, THSCA, TASCO

Register now for City Council Candidate Forum at Eggs & Issues, Thursday, March 25

Eggs & Issues - Candidate Forum

City Council Election

7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 25

at The Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center

and online via GoToMeeting

 

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting.

Candidate Forum with General Election Candidates:

  • City Council Member Northeast Ward: Garth Hinze and Kathleen Belanger
  • City Council Member Northwest Ward: Amelia Fischer
  • At Large (Mayor): James (Jimmy) D. Mize - unopposed

The forum will be facilitated by Dr. John Allen Hendricks, Chair & Professor at the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Mass Communications

 

All Chamber members are entered in a $250 drawing but you must be present to win sponsored by Axley & Rode, LLP.  Must be present to win.

 

Please join the online meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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General Election is Saturday, May 1, 2021

Early voting and Election Day voting by personal appearance will be conducted at Nacogdoches County Courthouse Annex, 203 West Main Street, Room 113, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961.

 

Early voting will be Monday, April 19, 2021 through Friday, April 23, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, and Monday, April 26, 2021 through Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Election Day voting will be May 1, 2021 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For questions regarding the City election, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 936-559-2506

Angelina/Sabine National Forest "Fox Hunters Hill RX Burn, Today Only 03/22/2021

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed hand burns located, Fox Hunters Hill south of Hemphill off Hwy 87 in the Fairmount area 473 acres, Block A Only (Compartment 139).  Winds are predicted from the Southeast wind 8 – 16 mph and long-range drift may affect some of the areas.”

 

We appreciate you helping us with public concerns when we burn.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Sabine Ranger District office (409) 625-1940

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

 

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

March 22, 2021

 

The water on San Augustine Rural WSC

no longer requires boiling.

 

 

On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the San Augustine Rural Public Water System, #2030007, 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.

 

San Augustine Rural Water 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 March 22, 2021.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office:

220 West Columbia Street

 San Augustine, Texas.

936-288-0489

or

Charles Sharp 936-201-5001.

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

If a customer, individual or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691.

Commissioners' Court Special Meeting

COMMISSIONER'S 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 24th day of March, 2021 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.

 

  1. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

  1. Discuss and take action to disburse the Child Safety Fee Fund.

 

  1. Adjourn.

Center Broadcasting Co. & Shelby County Bass Anglers preparing for 42nd Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament

 

The largest children’s-only event in deep east Texas and western Louisiana will be held Saturday, May 8th when Center Broadcasting Company and the Shelby County Bass Anglers host the 42nd Annual Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament on Toledo Bend.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

“We’re very excited to have reached the 42nd year of Take a Kid Fishing. The family time alone, seeing so many smiles, parents and children communicating year-after-year, is well worth it.” She added, “We hope you bring your child(ren) out and enjoy the day with us.”

 

Ms. Alvis said this year’s event could be the largest ever. Well over 500 participants have taken part in the past year’s event. There’s also free hot dogs and cold drinks.

 

Fishing begins at 6 a.m., anywhere on Toledo Bend, but all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than noon on May 8 at Huxley Bay Marina.  Participants will be able to weigh-in early the morning of the tournament starting at approximately 9am.

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

 

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

 

Ms. Alvis said mailed forms must be postmarked by April 23rd, or can be dropped-off at the Center Broadcasting office, no later than April 30th.

 

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

       

Flag Half Staff Alert

The President of the United States has issued a proclamation ordering the flag of the United States to be displayed at half-staff from now until sunset on March 22, 2021 as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 16, 2021 in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

 

View the proclimation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/03/18/a-proclamation-on-honoring-the-victims-of-the-tragedy-in-the-atlanta-metropolitan-area/ 

"WASHER  PITCHING"

“WASHER  PITCHING”

 

BY:  NEAL  MURPHY

 

 

 

When I was in high school during the 1950s, the game of washer pitching (Texas horseshoes) was a favorite pastime of us students.  Before school, during the lunch break, and even after school one could see boys pitching washers.  Occasionally a girl would participate, but it was mostly a masculine game.  I loved to play and got reasonably good at it.

 

The school yard was replete with holes dug in the ground in order to pitch washers at them.  I suspect that an inspection of the school grounds today would find no washer holes, as this game has been gone for many years, replaced by home computers, I pods, and MP3 gadgets.  Boys don’t venture outdoors much anymore to play the old games.

 

The game was very simple to play.  All one needed was a set of 2 ½ inch washers, and two 3 ½ holes dug in the ground approximately twenty feet apart.  Usually two players with three washers each pitched against each other.  Of course, the object of the game was to get the washer into the hole which was worth three points.  A “hanger”, a washer that teetered on the edge of the hole but did not fall in, was worth two points.

 

The history of washer pitching is unclear.  It apparently dates back to ancient Egypt and Greece around 500 BC, as evidence has been found of the game being played.  The first washers were made of fired clay, and because of this they were lighter than ours.

 

Tradition says that washer pitching was introduced into the United States around 1873 in Indiana.  It is said that pioneers took work breaks and used spare washers for their wagon wheels to play the game.  In the early West Texas oil fields, workers would pitch washers using the washers from their oil derricks.  However the game was introduced to the USA, I am glad that it was, as I spent many hours refining my tossing method.

 

In today’s modern world, I find that the game is still played, either indoors or outside.  The game is now played with two boards, each with one circular hole in the center as the target, usually made of four inch PVC pipe.  The boards are placed fifteen feet apart, with three washers per player.  It is said that these boards with holes are superior to the holes dug in the ground because you can’t take the holes with you when you leave.  I guess that logic makes sense.

 

Well, at least the game of pitching washers is still around.  I would like to see it get started again at our high school so the modern teenager could experience the thrill of tossing a washer twenty feet and have it land squarely in the hole for three points.  That is almost as exciting as scoring a touchdown, or making a three-pointer in basketball.

 

I grew up in a simpler time when we kids had to make up our own games to entertain ourselves.  Pitching washers was one of the best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“WASHER  PITCHING”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

107 Hemlock Street

PO Box 511

San Augustine, TX 75972

936-275-9033

cell: 936-275-6986

email: sugarbear@netdot.com

 

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Notice of Meeting of The Governing Body of The City of Tenaha

 

NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE

 GOVERNING BODY OF THE

CITY OF TENAHA

The Tenaha City Council will meet in a Regular City Council Meeting on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm, Tenaha, Texas.

FACE MASK ARE REQUIED TO ENTER THE BUILDING AND DESIGNATED SEATING WILL BE PROVIDED DUE TO SOCIAL DISTIANCING.

The following items are on the agenda for appropriate action:

  1. Call to Order:
  2. Roll Call: To establish a quorum.
  3. Invocation:
  4. Pledge: United States Pledge
  5. Citizens Input: This time is provided for members of the public to address the City Council on items that appear within the Consent and Action Items or a matter not listed on the agenda.  Each speaker is limited to 3 minutes.  A Citizens Input Form may be filled out and filed with the City Secretary prior to the meeting. 
  6. Department Head Reports:
    1. Public Works Report
    2. Municipal Court Report
    3. Police Department Report
    4. City Secretary Report

e. Fire Department Report

 

 

  1. Consent Agenda:  Items included under the Consent Agenda require little or no deliberation by the Council.  Approval of the Consent Agenda authorizes the City Secretary to proceed with the conclusion of each item as reflected in the Minutes of this meeting.

a.   Consider approval of the Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on Monday February 22, 2021.  

b.   Scheduling Next Month’s meeting for Monday April 26, 2021 at 5:30 pm.

REGULAR AGENDA ITEM(S) (8-14)

8.         Discuss and take action: Discuss and Consider approving the February 2021 Financials.

9.         Discuss and take action: Discuss and Consider appointing Amanda Lampley Fox as Presiding Election Judge for the May 1, 2021 elections.

10.     Discuss and take action: Discuss and Consider approval for taking bids on the sale of (2) two 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Units.

  1.     Discuss and take action: Consider and take action on awarding the Plant No. 1 Ground Storage Tank Project, TxCDBG No. 7219440, in the amount of $254,375.00.

 

  1. Consider and take action authorizing the Mayor to execute a change order for the Plant No. 1 Ground Storage Tank project reducing the tank size to 80,000 gallons and reducing the contract price to $229,900.00.

 

  1. Consider and take action on committing an additional $11,400 of City match for the Plant No. 1 Ground Storage Tank Project, TxCDBG No. 7219440. 

 

  1. Consider and take action on executing a contract with Stephens Engineering for pursuing a USDA-Rural Development loan/grant project for water and sewer system improvements.
  2.       Discuss and take action: Consider and take action to approve R & M Service Solutions to do fire hydrant testing.

 

16.     Executive Session:

 

Consider entering executive session personnel matters with possible action related thereto upon reconvening in open session in accordance with Government Code Section 551.074.  (Chief of Police Position; 90-day evaluation Officer Christopher Benton and General Personnel)

 

End of Executive Session

Reconvene into open session and take any action necessary because of the Executive Session.

17.     Council Items: Reports by the members of the City Council on matters not on the agenda will be made at this time. 

18.     Adjourn.

 

The Council reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this agenda whenever it is considered necessary and is legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

The agenda is posted as required under Government Code Section 551.041. For more information or for a copy of the open meetings act, please contact the Attorney General of Texas at 1-800-252-8011 or the City Secretary at 936-248-3841.

Amanda Treat

City Secretary

 

 

Miss America 2020 serves as advocate for STEM education at SFA Women in STEM luncheon

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — For Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, using her position to promote STEM education is one of her most important roles. The featured speaker at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Women in STEM luncheon, Schrier will tell her journey so far as a woman in STEM in hopes of encouraging others to pursue STEM fields.

 

“My goal is to show that although pursuing a STEM career is rarely easy, it is incredibly worth it,” Schrier said. “I hope that my story can inspire those thinking about or currently pursuing science to keep working hard!”

 

Growing up, Schrier was always fascinated by science, showing an interest in the natural world that translated into a love of biology.

 

“I was very lucky to grow up in an environment that fostered my curiosity for the way the world worked,” she said. “It was never a question of whether or not I wanted to pursue a STEM career but rather what I would do with it.”

 

Schrier received bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and systems biology from Virginia Tech and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

“Ms. Schrier is an outstanding role model who utilizes her national platform and passion for science to promote her social initiative for drug safety,” said Dr. Kimberly Childs, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics. “With style and grace, she encourages and promotes the advancement of women in STEM careers as we continue to strengthen the STEM pipeline.”

 

At the Women in STEM luncheon, Schrier hopes to use her time to mentor and inspire other young women to pursue STEM careers.

 

“Through my role as Miss America and events like the Women in STEM luncheon, I’m excited to help break the stereotype that women cannot be both feminine and a scientist!” she said.

 

The noon event will be held Tuesday, March 23, at The Fredonia Hotel and will feature STEM majors wearing fashions provided by The Town House.

 

Schrier will also attend a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 22, in the Cole STEM Building, giving guests an opportunity to visit with and have their photo taken with Schrier. The event will include a gallery walk poster presentation highlighting STEM research accomplishments by SFA students.

 

Tickets for the luncheon are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. Tickets for the reception are $50 each and $25 for children ages 12 and under.

 

For tickets, visit sfasu.edu/womeninSTEM. For more information, email Kim Carmona at kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.

 

 

Camille Schrier, Miss America 2020, will be the featured speaker at the Women in STEM Luncheon hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics at noon Tuesday, March 23, at The Fredonia Hotel.

CMS News

Center Middle School congratulates Teacher of the Year Jennifer Magana. Mrs. Magana is an eighth grade math teacher at CMS. She is shown (at left) with CMS Interim Principal, Amber Mathews.

 

Excelsior ISD Perfect Attendance and Honor Roll

Excelsior would like to announce Perfect Attendance for 4th six weeks

 

Deuce Anderson, Hennessy Anderson, Mikayla Anderson, Deacon Anthony, Olivia Anthony, Hallie Barbee, Kaleb Bentley, Katelyn Bentley, Stephen Bentley, Lillian Brown, Santiago Chable-Jimenez, Moses Crawford, Wyatt Foster, Destiny Franco Ortiz, Gracie Gillis, Estaban Jimenez, Victoria King, Emily Leach, Brian McDonald, Kingston Menzies, Jordin Metcalf, Colton Miles, Jaquelyn Miles, Jaxon Miles, Justin Miles, Marissa Miles, Melanie Miles, Larkin Sears, Zachery Stotts, Blake Warren, Devin Warren, Cannon Welch, Codi West, Allen Whitton, Natalie Whitton, Raylan Whitton,  Jakeb Williams,  Brilyn Williams, Jaxon Williams

 

Excelsior would like to announce

A and A/B Honor Roll

“A” Honor Roll

1st grade – Jake Lovell, Codi West, Natalie Whitton

2nd grade – Ella Almaraz, Hallie Barbee, Cannon Welch

3rd grade – Allen Whitton

5th grade – Hennessy Anderson

6th grade – Mikayla Anderson

7th grade – Emily Alvy, Gracie Gillis, Emily Leach, Kingston Menzies, Jaquelyn Miles,  Kaycee Vaughn

8th grade – Victoria King, Brian McDonald,

                

 

“A/B” Honor Roll

1st grade – Deuce Anderson, Santiago Chable-Jimenez, Jaxon Nunley

2nd grade – Colton Miles

3rd grade – Deacon Anthony, Lillian Brown, Wyatt Foster, Krista Hall

4th grade – C. J. Clark, Wyatt Lewis, Brilyn Williams

5th grade – Brooklynn Scates, Zachery Stotts

6th grade – Kaleb Bentley, Jocelyn Stewart, Devin Warren,

7th grade – Moses Crawford, Ayden Eaves

8th grade – Katelyn Bentley, Larkin Sears, Jaxon Williams

SFA launches Distinguished High School Program, names Nacogdoches as partner school

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University announced the creation of its Distinguished High School Program Tuesday and named Nacogdoches High School as one of five partner schools across Texas.

 

Inclusion in the program means all students from NHS and partner schools may waive the $50 application fee, and seniors ranking in the top 30% of their class are guaranteed admission to SFA.

 

Students from partner schools also will automatically receive scholarship money for up to four years based on their class rank. Of those who apply to SFA from distinguished program schools, students ranking in the top 10% of their class will receive $5,000 per year, and students ranking in the 11-25% of their class with a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive $3,000 per year. Submission of a scholarship application is not required.

 

“At SFA, we are fully committed to student success and access, meaning we are constantly seeking new and innovative ways to ensure Texans have affordable access to higher education,” said SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon. “Our newly introduced Distinguished High School Program recognizes hardworking high school students by helping them obtain their college degree in a more timely and affordable manner. We are thrilled to offer this new program.”

 

Other benefits for students at distinguished program partner schools include additional financial aid assistance to students with high financial need; a special, tailored campus visit; and an assigned admissions counselor to serve students throughout the college-enrollment process.

 

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students that will both increase access and simplify the process of attending college,” said Dr. Gabriel A. Trujillo, Nacogdoches Independent School District superintendent. “Not only will our students have access to a streamlined application process, they will be eligible for automatic qualification and have an opportunity to obtain much-needed financial support.

 

“We’re grateful for SFA’s willingness to include Nacogdoches ISD, a move that will only improve upon a partnership that’s already proven fruitful to our community.”

 

Other Distinguished High Schools invited to partner in SFA’s new program include Center High School, Langham Creek High School, Little Elm High School, Tomball Memorial High School and Allen High School.

 

Students from distinguished program schools applying as first-time freshmen at ApplyTexas.org also should submit official SAT/ACT scores and high school transcripts to the SFA Office of Admissions. For more information about applying to SFA, visit sfasu.edu/apply or call (936) 468-2504.

 

 

Stephen F. Austin State University announced the creation of its Distinguished High SchoolProgram Tuesday and named Nacogdoches High School as one of five partner schools across Texas. NHS seniors Oscar Tinoco and Ronald Castillo were recognized as two of the first program awardees and received scholarships of $3,000 per year and $5,000 per year, respectively. Pictured, from left, are interim NHS principal Dr. Kenneth Matthews, Tinoco, SFA President Dr. Scott Gordon, Castillo, and NHS deputy superintendent Michael Martin.

MONDAY DEADLINE: Headliners Showcase Award Entries Due March 22

 

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for submitting entries for the Headliners Foundation's Showcase Awards for Enterprise and Innovation is MONDAY, MARCH 22nd. Broadcast, print and digital journalism produced in 2020 is eligible for consideration. Rules for Showcase entries can be found here.  The contest entry form can be found here.

 

The Headliners Showcase Award is the only annual cross-media journalism contest in Texas and the top Gold award has a cash prize of $2,000. Silver Awards of $1,000 may also be presented. All qualifying entries are posted on our website, and winners are recognized at our annual Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon in the fall.

 

As always, there is no entry fee, and each outlet may submit up to three entries. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need further information.

 

Texas Military Division COVID Vaccination Clinic Returns to Center (Updated)

 

UPDATE: The vaccine that will be given is the 2 dose Pfizer.

 

The Texas Military Division, along with the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and Shelby County Office of Emergency Management will be conducting another “First Dose” COVID Vaccination clinic Friday March 19th 8:00am-5:00pm at the Windham Civic Center.  Due to short notice, vaccine appointments will not be made but rather will be given on a first come, first serve basis.  Individuals may expect a wait time because of this.

This vaccination clinic is a first dose clinic for anyone who has not received a vaccination yet AND is in one of the following categories that are set by the Texas Dept. of State Health Services:

  • Front Line Medical Workers
  • First Responders
  • Anyone 50 and Older
  • Anyone 16 and Over With a Health Condition That Increases the Risk of Severe COVID 19 Illness
  • School and Licensed Child Care Workers       

The clinic will operate until 5:00pm Friday or until vaccine runs out.  

 

 

BBQ Plate Fundraiser

The day of the fundraiser will be April 12th, 2021 and all proceeds will benefit the Meals on Wheels Program.

 

Plates are $10 and include a BBQ Leg Quarter, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Dessert, and a Bottle of Water.

 

Call 598-7768 to order a plate! Taking orders until April 9th, 2021.

We will Deliver to business with 5 or more orders!

Joaquin ISD Minutes of School Board Meeting

 

Minutes of School Board Meeting

March 15, 2021

 

1 The Joaquin ISD School Board met tonight in regular session at 6:00 p.m. in the Joaquin Boardroom with the following members present:  Chrisco Bragg, Brandon Neal, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff Cater, Jacob Kay, and Ronnie Belrose

 

Board members absent: 

 

Guest(s) Present:

    

Joaquin ISD Employee(s) Present:  Ryan Fuller, Superintendent; Joel Bumback, Director of      Finance; Sherry Scruggs, Elementary Principal; Terri Gray, Jr High/High School Principal; Bert Coan Elementary assistant principal

  

     Chrisco Bragg, President, called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

2 The invocation was led by Chrisco Bragg, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States of America by Jeff Hamilton, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag was led by Ronnie Belrose.

 

3 Audience Participation – None

 

4 Report and Information items:

 

4.1      Monthly Financial Report

4.2      Quarterly Investment Report

4.3      TLL Temple Foundation’s Accelerated Learning Recovery to Address Covid-19         Student Learning Loss Grant

4.4     Update on Improvement Projects

 

 

 

5 Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:

 

5.1       It was moved by Ronnie Belrose, and seconded by Brandon Neal, to approve the previous meeting minutes.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.2       It was moved by Jeff Hamilton, and seconded by Jeff Cater, to cancel the School Board Election for May 1, 2021.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.3       It was moved by Jacob Kay, and seconded by Jeff Hamilton, to approve the Student Transfer Agreement.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.4       It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, to approve the Resolution for paying employee’s during school closure during the winter storm.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.5       It was moved by Jeff Cater, and seconded by Jacob Kay, to approve the TEA Waiver for Missed Instructional Days February 22-24, 2021.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

5.6       It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Jacob Kay, to approve Amendments to Covid-19 Public Health Procedures.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

 

6 The board entered closed session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code Section 551.074 at 6:33 p.m. on March 15, 2021.

 

551.074 Appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal   of a public officer or employee or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee

 

6.1.1    Contracts for Assistant Principals and Directors

 

7 The board entered open session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act at 7:31 p.m. on March 15, 2021.  Agenda Items for discussion, consideration, and possible action:

 

7.1.1    It was moved by Brandon Neal, and seconded by Ronnie Belrose, to extend contracts for attached list of employees (attached list) by one-year subject to assignment by the Superintendent.  Following discussion, a vote was taken on the motion.  It carried unanimously.

 

8 Chrisco Bragg, Board President, asked for items to be placed on the next board agenda.  

                         

9 Designation of date and time of next meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Joaquin ISD.

April 26, 2021 - 6:00 p.m.

 

10 With no further business on the agenda the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

 

 

 

 ____________________________                                                  ________________________
         Chrisco Bragg, President                                                                 Jeff Cater, Secretary

SFA to livestream Danceworks Performances

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s dance program will livestream senior choreographic works during its production of “Danceworks: Origins” at 7 p.m. April 8 through 9 and 3 p.m. April 10.

 

“The theme of the concerts came from a wide array of research topics,” said Heather Samuelson, dance program coordinator and assistant professor in SFA’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. “This is one of the most diverse productions the senior choreographers have crafted.”

 

The spring Danceworks concerts feature Chinese dance forms, African tribal dance forms and Irish step. They also explore a wide range of topics.

 

“It’s challenging to present such a personal topic to the public,” said Samantha Lindsey, a dance senior from Houston, who focused on psychiatric treatment in the 1960s for her contemporary modern production. “This experience has taught me to trust myself and to have confidence in my work.”

 

Skyler Morgan, a dance senior from Mount Pleasant, choreographed a contemporary modern work on the psychological spectrum of introvert versus extrovert and how they interact. She said she also learned a lot from her participation in Danceworks, especially during the challenges presented by the pandemic and severe weather this semester.

 

“Trust the process and be patient,” Morgan said.

 

Unlike past years, only the performers’ immediate family members may attend the concerts in person in the HPE Complex, Room 201, because of COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Students, faculty, staff and the public can watch online by donating in any amount at sfasu.edu/danceworks. Donors will receive an email the week of the performances containing the livestream link.

 

“Normally, the revenue we generate from ticket sales funds the next Danceworks performance,” Samuelson said. “Because in-person attendance is greatly limited this year, we’re asking the public to help us support the future growth and success of these students.”

 

Danceworks serves as the capstone course for dance seniors and features 10 choreographic works.

 

“The production teaches students a variety of skills other than choreography,” Samuelson said. “Students learn how to cast a show, promote a performance, design lighting, select costumes and edit music.”

 

For more information, email Samuelson at samuelsoh@sfasu.edu.

 

Stephen F. Austin State University’s dance program will livestream senior choreographic works during its production of “Danceworks: Origins” at 7 p.m. April 8 through 9 and 3 p.m. April 10. Students, faculty, staff and the public can watch online by donating in any amount at sfasu.edu/danceworks.

 

Center ISD Athletic Schedule (Updated)

Monday

  • MS Track @ San Augustine Meet (8th girls and 7th boys)

Tuesday

  • Girls Soccer vs Henderson (Center)
  • Boys Soccer vs Henderson (Henderson)
  • Softball vs Hemphill (Center)
  • Baseball vs Marshall (Marshall)

 

Thursday

  • HS Track @ Jasper Meet
  • Softball vs Stanley (Center)
  • Golf @ Pineywoods CC (Nacogdoches)

Friday

  • Girls and Boys Soccer vs Waskom (Waskom)
  • Tennis @ Van tournament 

Saturday

  • Softball vs Stanley (Stanley) @ 7pm

 

Joaquin ISD Mask Update

Joaquin ISD Board voted to end the requirement for all students and staff to wear a mask while at school. Parents and staff will be able to decide what is in their best interest with wearing a mask. This will begin Tuesday, March 16.

 

We will monitor positive cases on campus and slowly introduce changes as safely as possible. We will continue to follow the procedures that we have in place for close contact and positive cases. We will continue to social distance when possible.

Shelby County Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render Their Taxable Property by April 15th

 

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, then a rendition must be filed with the Shelby County Appraisal District by April 15th.  Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before April 15th to receive an automatic extension to May 15th or the next business day. The chief appraiser may also grant an additional 15 days after the postponed deadline, if necessary.

 

A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on January 1 of this year.  Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.

 

The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values.

 

If more than one appraisal district appraises a property, the property owner should render in each appraisal district office.

 

You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the district of significant depreciation of your property. For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The district will look at your property before assigning a value.  The last day to file a rendition or report of decreased value is April 15th.

 

If a rendition is filed late, is incomplete, not filed at all or is determined to contain false information, a penalty of 10 to 50 percent of the total amount of taxes levied on the property for that year will be imposed.

 

For more information about rendering property, deadline extensions, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Shelby County Appraisal District at (936) 598-6171.  More information is also available from the Comptroller’s website at www.comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.

Panola Dual Credit Classes Signup for Joaquin ISD

Panola Dual Credit Sign Ups: Fall 2021

If you would like to take Panola Dual Credit Classes in the Fall of 2021, please sign up in the front office or in the Counseling Office Google Classroom.  Eighth Graders can sign up with Mrs. Marfelia in the front office.  The deadline is Friday March 19, 2021

Bridge Construction on County Road 4020

Beginning Monday, March 22, the bridge near the intersection of CR 4020
and CR 4175 will be closed for replacement.  All residents north of that
point can use CR 4020 out to Highway 87 N.  All residents south of that
point can detour to CR 4088, and FM 415 out to Hwy 87 N.  Construction
will take about 3 week to complete.  For questions, contact Commissioner
Tom Bellmyer at 936-254-4571.

 

 

Commissioners' Court Special 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 17th day of March, 2021 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.

 

  1. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

  1. Approve current payroll.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly approve Treasurer to advertise for RFP for County Bank Depository Contract.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly approve Resolution Opposing SB 234/HB 749 Efforts to Silence County Officials.  Presented by County Treasurer.

 

  1. Record completed required Continuing Education hours for Shelby County Treasurer.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action to replace the Courthouse sign that was damaged during Hurricane Laura.

 

  1. Discuss report from AmeriSpec on the Adult Probation building.

 

  1. Recognize the report with Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action on upgrades on Sheriff’s radio system.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action on upgrades on the VFD radio system.

 

  1. America Montes to address the court on making Private Road 800 into a County Road.

 

  1. Adjourn.

Panola College Foundation announces Drive-In Designer Purse Bingo

 

The Panola College Foundation is excited to announce Drive-In Designer Purse Bingo as its spring fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carthage Civic Center on Friday, April 16, 2021. This event has been adapted from the annual Designer Purse Bingo that is always a sell out with 550 attendees in the past.

 

“We will have two huge drive-in movie screens and the audio for the evening will be piped in through the vehicle's FM radio,” said Jessica Pace, Director of Institutional Advancement at Panola College. “Attendees are welcome to bring chairs, tables, food and drinks to enjoy a tailgate-style evening. We are encouraging attendees to decorate their space and tables to really take advantage of the fun night out.”

 

Each group will have two parking spots – one for vehicle parking and one to set up any chairs or tables. There will be a parking space separating each group as well. Vehicle admission tickets are priced at $80, which includes two (2) admission tickets and the option to add up to eight (8) additional admission tickets per vehicle. General admission tickets include a dauber and 36 game cards (3 per game). Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to support students, faculty, staff and special projects at Panola College.

 

“The Panola College Foundation has had a wonderful response at our past seven Designer Purse Bingo fundraisers,” said Vicky Hudson, Panola College Foundation Chair. “This event is a large part of the Panola College Foundation fundraising efforts to provide student scholarships and program grants each year. At the start of the pandemic, these funds allowed the Foundation to provide emergency grants to students to help them complete the spring semester despite the challenges.”

 

You can purchase sponsorships and tickets on our website at http://www.panola.edu/panola-foundation/PanolaBingo.html. For more information, call 903-693-2029. 

 

Angelina/Sabine RX Burn "Patroon RX Burn Block A & B" 1,986 acres

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn involving approximately 1,986 acres located, in the Patroon/Goober Hill and Dreka area.  The winds are predicted from the South all day, March 12, 2021 and tonight, and long range drift may affect some of the areas.”

 

We appreciate you helping us with public concerns when we burn.

Thank You

 

Marsha Cooper/Fire Prevention Officer

409-625-1940

March Lunch and Learn

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of
Commerce Health & Fitness Committee will be having monthly lunch and learn to provide
information on various topics. This month we will focus on heart health. We recommend
giving your heart love, by being aware of heart problems and the steps you can take to prevent them.


On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in
partnership with the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Health & Fitness Committee and Allegiance Mobile Health will host a lunch and learn on heart disease. Dr. Florencio Singson will be our guest speaker. Dr. Florencio Singson, MD is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Center, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities CHI St. Luke's Health - Memorial Lufkin and Nacogdoches Medical Center.


Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 610,000 deaths each year, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The root cause of heart disease is plaque formation and buildup that occurs when coronary arteries become clogged by cholesterol, fatty deposits, and calcium. Buildup causes arteries to become narrow, making it difficult for oxygen and blood to flow through the body and to the organs.


Anyone is at risk for developing heart disease. However, people who have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoke cigarettes are at higher risk. According to the CDC, about 47% of Americans have at least one of these risk factors. Additional factors that contribute to the progression of the disease include:


• Diabetes
• Being overweight or obese
• Poor diet
• Physical inactivity
• Excessive alcohol use
• Having a family history of heart disease

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard
to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating
• Age, especially in women 55 and older


Dr. Singson will speak via Zoom on heart health to help you become aware of risk factors
and other issues associated with cardiovascular disease.


Be sure to RSVP to 936 598-7744 no later than Tuesday March 16, 2021 if you would like to
attend. Lunch will be provided; space is limited and all COVID19 precautions will be taken.
If you have questions, please contact Feleshia Thompson, County Extension Agent – Family
and Community Health at the above number or via email at

 

feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm

Public Notice of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees

 

 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Tenaha ISD will be held March 22, 2021, beginning at 5:30 PM in the Boardroom of the Administration Oflice 138 College Street, Tenaha, Texas 75974 

 

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed helow. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time. 

 

1. Call to Order---Welcome 

2. Public Comment 

3. Reports from Administrators 

4. District Investment Reports 

5. Consider for Approval the Minutes of the Previous Meeting(s) 

6. Consider for Approval the Coverage for Student Insurance 7. Consider for Approval a Temporary Tax Exemption for Qualified Property Damaged by the 

Disaster which the Governor of Texas Declared a State of Disaster for all 254 Counties on February 12. 2021 

8. Consider for Approval Renewing Contract with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson, LLP 

for 2021-2022 9. Consider for Approval Applying for the Missed School Day Waiver Due to Inclement 

Weather 

10. District Employees and Officers, Texas Government Code Section 551.074 and Real 

Property Texas Code Section 552.72 

11. Comments by Board Members 

12. Adjournment 

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduci a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. (See BEC (LEGAL) The notice for this meeting was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meeting Act on: 03/11/21 @ 8:00AM

 

Scott Tyner, Superintendent of Schools 

Search Warrant Results in Arrest of Local Sex Offender

 

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin Windham reports the arrest of Robert Bradly Lindsey, 58, of Center.

 

On March 9, 2021, a team of sergeants with the Office of the Texas Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division Child Exploitation Unit served search warrants on Lindsey as a result of a report initiated by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed Lindsey to be in possession of child pornography.

 

Lindsey is a registered sex offender with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. During the course of the investigation, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was able to identify violations on Lindsey’s registration and charged him with three violations.

 

Lindsey was booked into the Shelby County Jail on two charges of Child Pornography (F-3) and three charges of Failure to Comply with Sex Offender Registration Requirements with a Previous Conviction (F-2).

 

Lindsey was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Donna Hughes and he is being held in the Shelby County Jail on bonds totaling $800,000.

The SCSO does not take lightly the severity of crimes against children. Tips and information regarding sex offenders are encourage to be reported. Currently Shelby County has approximately 115 sex offenders residing in our area. Questions and concerns regarding offenders can be directed to Leah Chase – SCSO Sex Offender Registrar by calling our office at 936.598.5601.

 

The SCSO would like to extend a sincere thanks to the OAG for allowing us to be a part of this investigation. Their diligence to this case resulted in removing a child predator from the streets.

 

 

Tiger News

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

March 29, 2021-Tiger Day; Track in Shelbyville District Prelims; Blood Drive in parking lot

March 30, 2021-Baseball vs Joaquin (There) 6:00 pm

March 31, 2021-Track in Shelbyville District Finals

April 2, 2021-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday; Good Friday

April 5, 2021-Tiger Day

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm

April 9, 2021-End 5th Grading Period

April 17, 2021-Prom

May 27, 2021-Early Release; Graduation

 

  Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021 Nominee:

 

I am honored to announce that Mrs. Lauri Sisk has been selected to represent Tenaha ISD as our Secondary (6-12) Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021!  

 

Lauri is committed to our students on many different levels.  Not only is she our go to ESL Coordinator, but she also coaches our students in both Cross Country and Soccer.  Her cross country season finished, for the first time ever, with competing at the State level.

 

She dedicates much time and effort working with our kids and truly has a heart for ensuring their success.  We are very proud to have her as a vital part of our TEAM!

Linda Jacobs, HS Principal

 

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I am honored to announce that Stacie Barr has been selected as the Tenaha Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021.

Stacie is our Second Grade Math and Science teacher, and she is also the Elementary Robotics Sponsor.  Stacie has a kind heart, is always willing to help all students and goes the extra mile for them.  While being a positive influence and role model in the classroom, Stacie has also been continuing her education at Stephen F Austin University at night working on her Master's Degree in counseling.    She has recently passed her state certification test for school counselor.  Stacie will represent Tenaha Elementary at the Shelby County Teacher of the Year Banquet in May.

Brenda Farmer, Elementary Principal

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

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

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

 

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

Tenaha ISD HS and Elementary Teacher of the Year Nominees

I am honored to announce that Mrs. Lauri Sisk has been selected to represent Tenaha ISD as our Secondary (6-12) Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021!  

 

Lauri is committed to our students on many different levels.  Not only is she our go to ESL Coordinator, but she also coaches our students in both Cross Country and Soccer.  Her cross country season finished, for the first time ever, with competing at the State level.

 

She dedicates much time and effort working with our kids and truly has a heart for ensuring their success.  We are very proud to have her as a vital part of our TEAM!

Linda Jacobs, HS Principal

 

 

 

I am honored to announce that Stacie Barr has been selected as the Tenaha Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021.

Stacie is our Second Grade Math and Science teacher, and she is also the Elementary Robotics Sponsor.  Stacie has a kind heart, is always willing to help all students and goes the extra mile for them.  While being a positive influence and role model in the classroom, Stacie has also been continuing her education at Stephen F Austin University at night working on her Master's Degree in counseling.    She has recently passed her state certification test for school counselor.  Stacie will represent Tenaha Elementary at the Shelby County Teacher of the Year Banquet in May.

Brenda Farmer, Elementary Principal

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Memorial Wreath Laying - Operation Allied Force - Kosovo

22 years ago, on March 24, 1999 NATO launched an air campaign called Operation Allied Force to halt the humanitarian devastation that was then unfolding in Kosovo.  The decision to intervene followed more than a year of fighting within the province and the failure of international efforts to resolve the conflict by diplomatic means.

 

NATO announced the suspension of the air campaign on June 10, 1999 once it had concluded a military technical agreement with the federal republic of Yugoslavia.

NATO casualties were light, and the alliance suffered no fatalities as a result of combat operations.

VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary will conduct a wreath laying ceremony in honor of those who served in Kosovo at the Veteran’s Memorial on the grounds of the 1885 Historic Courthouse in Center on Wednesday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m.  As always, the public is invited to honor their fellow Americans.

 

Attendees are asked to please wear a mask. Questions please contact post quartermaster Larry Hume, 936-332-0349 or email chiefhume95@gmail.com.

 

Tiger News

 

               

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 8, 2021-Cheer 3:30 pm in SEC

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

March 29, 2021-Tiger Day; Track in Shelbyville District Prelims; Blood Drive in parking lot

March 30, 2021-Baseball vs Joaquin (There) 6:00 pm

March 31, 2021-Track in Shelbyville District Finals

April 2, 2021-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday; Good Friday

April 5, 2021-Tiger Day

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm

April 9, 2021-End 5th Grading Period

April 17, 2021-Prom

May 27, 2021-Early Release; Graduation

 

 

District 23-2A All-District Girls Basketball 

District MVP: Harlie Ware, SR. Timpson and Kamari Gray, SR. Tenaha

Offensive MVP: Kianna Bennett, JR. Shelbyville

Defensive MVP: McKenna Wynn, SOPH. Timpson

Newcomer of the Year: Johna Kruse, SR. Timpson 

Freshman of the Year: Tiyanna Dagley, FR. Tenaha 

Coach of the Year: Garry Davison, Tenaha and Bryan Braddock, Timpson 

1st Team All-District 

Kenzi Wynn, SR. Timpson 

Jaycee Campbell, SR. Timpson 

Claire Johnson, SR. Timpson

Jayden Bass, JR. Joaquin

Brooke Elliott, SR. Shelbyville

Jatoryia Barnes, SOPH. San Augustine

Kiouja Gates, SR. Shelbyville

2nd Team All-District 

Dayreonia Isaac, SPOH. San Augustine

Tyraneqia Johnson SR. San Augustine

Kalie Brooks SR. Joaquin

Carmen Choate, SR. Martinsville

Carlee Linebarger, JR. Gary

Alisa Dodd, JR. Tenaha

Jasmine Dodd, JR. Tenaha

 

Honorable Mention All-District

Kennedy Stanley, SR. Joaquin

Kaylea Neal, JR. Joaquin

Shi Norris, SR. Joaquin

Ebbie McCann, SR. Joaquin

Gracie Whitehead, SR. Martinsville

Megan Choate, SR. Martinsville

Layce Randall, SOPH. Martinsville

Lauryn Burrell, SR. San Augustine

Mic’Kayla Renfro, FR. San Augustine

Payton Tabor, SOPH, Gary

Feather Bellaw, SR. Gary

Emma Ramsey, JR. Timpson

D’Chelle Garner, SOPH. Timpson

Kate Lawson, JR. Shelbyville

Cadience Thompson, JR. Shelbyville

Kara Jones, JR. Shelbyville

Aubree Camp, JR. Shelbyville

LaTaejha Steadman, FR. Tenaha

Addy Duncan, JR. Tenaha

 

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

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

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

 

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 

New AD and HC for Shelbyville ISD


Shelbyville ISD AD and head coach David Benbow stepped down this offseason. Shelbyville ISD has found and hired their new coach and AD, Jared Wallace was
hired Monday night. Wallace has been the head coach at West Sabine the last four years. Leading the Tigers to three-straight playoff appearances.

Water Giveaway

San Augustine County and City will have a Drive-Thru Drinking Water Giveaway today on the grounds of the John Mitchell Law Enforcement Building. The Hours will be 4pm - 6pm. 

 

This giveaway is for those that are without running water due to complications from the Winter Storm.

 

2 Cases per Vehicle beginning at 4PM!

Tri-County Produce Drop

Tri-County will have a Produce Drop tomorrow March 10

@ Ivan Smith Parking lot near Sombero's  @ 9am

Angelina/Sabine Prescribed Burn "East Hamilton South Prescribed Block A Only"

 

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribe burn, location in the East Hamilton Area north of Highway FM 2261, 1,648 acres (Block A).  Winds are predicted from the South 6 mph, Gusting to 16 mph.  Also, we advised and long range drift may affect some of the areas.”

 

We appreciate you helping and supporting us with public concerns when we burn.

Unique Boutique Accepting Donations

 

The Unique Boutique is accepting donations during business hours only, which are from 9-4, Monday through Friday.  Please do not leave donations after hours.  Thank you for your support and understanding.  See you at the Unique Boutique!  For more information, call us at 936-591-8190.  

Trinity County Crash

 

TRINITY COUNTY – On March 7, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Troopers investigated a one-vehicle crash on FM 357, about two and one half
miles north of Apple Springs.


The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 2 a.m., a 2009
Dodge pickup was traveling north at an unsafe speed when the driver drove off the
roadway to the right, then crossed back over the roadway and struck a tree. The
pickup then caught on fire.


The driver is identified as 29-year-old Blake Partain from Kennard. A passenger in
the pickup is identified as 29-year-old Chelsea McBride, also from Kennard.
McBride was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Trinity County Justice of the
Peace.


During the investigation Blake Partain was determined to be intoxicated and taken
into custody for intoxication manslaughter.


This crash remains under investigation. Additional information is not available at
this time.

Blood Drive (Updated)

Come help us Save Lives!! Monday, March 22, 2021


It's a very important time to donate due to the demand for blood in hospitals being very high. Show you care, by being selfless and giving to this cause.

 

1 donation can help save 3 lives!
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be set up in the Center Police Dept Parking lot from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

 

Contact Amy at the PD 936-598-2450 to sign up for scheduled times, or go to www.giveblood.org to schedule a time. All Successful donors will receive a Free T-Shirt!!! COVID 19 Antibodies testing will also be done

 

 

Vanished

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Division is committed to the pursuit of justice, not just for the victims, but also for the victims family who are left behind. Despite the passing of many years, the following victims and their untimely deaths have not been forgotten, nor will the families who are left behind looking for answers and much needed closure. There is no statute of limitations for homicide in the State of Texas. The pursuit for justice continues.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information that will lead to further evidence in this case and/or further information that will assist in securing a conviction for the suspect(s) involved, so justice can be served and bring the much-needed closure for the victims families.

You are encouraged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-0255 or you can submit a tip anonymously in the form provided above. Any information will be greatly appreciated, not only by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but especially to the victims family.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on Richard Lee Sanders, a white male who vanished from the Center, Texas area in November, 2001. Mr. Sanders was 25 years of age at the time of his disappearance. Mr. Sanders was last seen with Tara Blue the night before her murder in Shelby County, Texas.

Mr. Sanders is 6’6” and currently would be 44 years of age.

You are encouraged to contact SCSO Cold Case Investigator DJ Dickerson at (936) 572-0255 or you can submit a tip anonymously in the form provided above. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Shelbyville High State Powerlifting Qualifiers

 

Kiouja Gates, Eli Taylor and Ty Merriman qualified for the State UIL Powerlifting meet.

 

The girls meet will be held March 17 & 18, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX.

 

The boys will compete on March 25-26, 2021 in Abilene, TX.

 

We are Dragon proud!   Good Luck at State.

 

Coach Michael Taylor and Joey Williams

Center ISD Athletics Schedule for the Week

Monday

  • JH Track in Center
  • Golf @ Tempest (Gladewater)

Tuesday

  • Softball v Huntington (Center)
  • Soccer @ Sabine (Sabine)

Thursday

  • Varsity Baseball @ Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball @ Hudson Tournament (Hudson)
  • Boys Soccer v Henderson (Center)
  • Boys Regional Powerlifting (Henderson)

Friday

  • Softball v Central Heights (Center)
  • Boys Soccer v Kilgore (Center)
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  • Varsity Baseball @ Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball @ Hudson Tournament (Hudson)

Saturday

  • Girls Soccer @ Kilgore (Kilgore)  (originally scheduled on Friday 3/12)
  • Varsity Baseball @ Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball @ Hudson Tournament (Hudson)

Opening of Unique Boutique

The Unique Boutique is officially open today, March 8, 2021! Come by and check out the fresh look and fantastic prices. The store is open from 9-4, Monday – Friday. Don’t forget to come to the Grand Opening on Thursday, March 18th as well! For more information call us at 936-591-8190. 

 

District 23-2A All-District Girls Basketball 

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District MVP: Harlie Ware, SR. Timpson and Kamari Gray, SR. Tenaha

Offensive MVP: Kianna Bennett, JR. Shelbyville

Defensive MVP: McKenna Wynn, SOPH. Timpson

Newcomer of the Year: Johna Kruse, SR. Timpson 

Freshman of the Year: Tiyanna Dagley, FR. Tenaha 

Coach of the Year: Garry Davison, Tenaha and Bryan Braddock, Timpson 

 

1st Team All-District 
 

Kenzi Wynn, SR. Timpson 

Jaycee Campbell, SR. Timpson 

Claire Johnson, SR. Timpson

Jayden Bass, JR. Joaquin

Brooke Elliott, SR. Shelbyville

Jatoryia Barnes, SOPH. San Augustine

Kiouja Gates, SR. Shelbyville

 

2nd Team All-District 

Dayreonia Isaac, SPOH. San Augustine

Tyraneqia Johnson SR. San Augustine

Kalie Brooks SR. Joaquin

Carmen Choate, SR. Martinsville

Carlee Linebarger, JR. Gary

Alisa Dodd, JR. Tenaha

Jasmine Dodd, JR. Tenaha

 

Honorable Mention All-District

Kennedy Stanley, SR. Joaquin

Kaylea Neal, JR. Joaquin

Shi Norris, SR. Joaquin

Ebbie McCann, SR. Joaquin

Gracie Whitehead, SR. Martinsville

Megan Choate, SR. Martinsville

Layce Randall, SOPH. Martinsville

Lauryn Burrell, SR. San Augustine

Mic’Kayla Renfro, FR. San Augustine

Payton Tabor, SOPH, Gary

Feather Bellaw, SR. Gary

Emma Ramsey, JR. Timpson

D’Chelle Garner, SOPH. Timpson

Kate Lawson, JR. Shelbyville

Cadience Thompson, JR. Shelbyville

Kara Jones, JR. Shelbyville

Aubree Camp, JR. Shelbyville

LaTaejha Steadman, FR. Tenaha

Addy Duncan, JR. Tenaha

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Showcase Award Entries Now Due March 22

The Headliners Foundation has extended the deadline to submit entries for the Showcase Award for Enterprise and Innovation. The new deadline is Monday, March 22. Broadcast, print and digital journalism produced in 2020 is eligible for consideration. Rules for Showcase entries can be found here.  The contest entry form can be found here.

 

The Headliners Showcase Award is the only annual cross-media journalism contest in Texas and the top Gold award has a cash prize of $2,000. Silver Awards of $1,000 may also be presented. Winners are recognized at our annual Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon in the fall.

 

As always, there is no entry fee, and each outlet may submit up to three entries. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need further information.

Stephen F. Austin State University to announce launch of Distinguished High School Program

 

On Tuesday, March 16, Stephen F. Austin State University administrators will announce the creation of the SFA Distinguished High School Program and the university’s naming of Nacogdoches High School as one of five partner schools chosen for inclusion.

 

Through the program, SFA partners with independent school districts to offer eligible high school students exclusive collegiate opportunities. Benefits include waiver of SFA’s $50 admission fee, guaranteed admission to students ranked in the top 30% of their class, scholarship opportunities and a unique campus visit.

 

In accordance with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and for the safety of all involved, only authorized participants are allowed in the ballroom. A livestream of the meeting will be available through NISD’s YouTube page. Masks are required for in-person attendees, and everyone’s temperature will be checked at the door.

 

If you plan to attend this event, please let the media contact know so we may ensure that safe social distancing can be maintained.

SFA UPD uses new vehicles to engage with community

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stephen F. Austin State University Police Department has acquired two new community relations vehicles. These vehicles will help promote UPD’s mission statement of providing a safe environment for all students, faculty and staff on campus.

 

“The CRVs allow us to interact with people on campus in a new and safe way,” said  Robert McDonald, UPD police officer II. “We can be more present on the campus and better establish a relationship with community members.”

 

The CRVs’ off-road capabilities allow officers to attend numerous events, whether they are on the pavement in front of Surfin’ Steve or on the unpaved azalea trails. The vehicles are able to move officers from one place to the next in a quick, efficient manner.

 

The officers behind the wheel of the CRVs are committed to becoming a visible presence in the community by attending public events that allow them to interact with the campus community.

 

“We want people to come up and talk to us, and we want them to feel comfortable around UPD and the CRVs,” McDonald said. “I was able to visit the charter school and let the students have fun with the sirens. The next day, I stopped by the athletics pep rally event in front of the student center and spoke with numerous community members about the UPD. Standard police vehicles make it difficult to have those kinds of interactions.”

 

For more information about SFA’s University Police Department, visit sfasu.edu/upd.

 

 

Robert McDonald, Stephen F. Austin State University police officer II, stands next to one of the University Police Department’s new community relations vehicles. The CRVs allow officers to become more visible on campus and promote a safer community environment.

Commissioners' Court Regular Meeting

 COMMISSIONERS’ COURT  

                                                            REGULAR MEETING                                                               SHELBY COUNTY, TEXAS

 

Notice is hereby given that a Regular meeting of the Governing body of the Shelby County Commissioners’ Court will be held on the 10th day of March, 2021 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 February 10, 2021 Regular meeting, February 24, 2021, Special meeting of the Shelby County Commissioner’s Court.

 

  1. Approve and pay weekly expenses.

 

  1. Approve Officers Reports.

 

  1. Public comments on Agenda item.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly repair the foyer of the Courthouse Annex which will complete the elevator installation project.

 

  1.  Discuss and possibly approve the purchase of software for the County Attorney’s Office.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action to replace the Courthouse sign that was damaged during Hurricane Laura.

 

  1. Mr. Joe Johnson to address the court on making Private Road Bussey Lane in to a County Road.

 

  1. Open sealed bids on road maintenance materials for Shelby County.

 

  1. Record Racial Profiling Report for the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly approve participation in the TAC CyberSecurity required annual training for 2021.  This training is mandatory under state law, Texas Government Code 2054.5191, effective June 14, 2019, for all Elected County Officials and any local government employee who has access to a local government computer system or database.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly appoint Course Administrator(s).

 

  1. Adjourn. 

Tiger News

               

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 5, 2021- Tiger Day 2:00 pmCheer 2:30 pm in SEC

March 6, 2021-Baseball Double Header in Shelbyville @ 1:00 pm

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 8, 2021-Cheer 3:30 pm in SEC

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

March 29, 2021-Tiger Day; Track in Shelbyville District Prelims

March 30, 2021-Baseball vs Joaquin (There) 6:00 pm

March 31, 2021-Track in Shelbyville District Finals

April 2, 2021-Teacher In-Service/Student Holiday; Good Friday

April 5, 2021-Tiger Day

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm

April9, 2021-End 5th Grading Period

 

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District 23-2A All-District Boys Basketball 

District MVP: #3 Ryan Ecker, SR, Gary / #11 Landon Woodfin, SR, Gary Offensive MVP: #10 Terry Bussey, FR, Timpson 

Defensive MVP: #12 LD Coleman, SR, Shelbyville / #10 JJ Patton, JR, Tenaha Newcomer of the Year: #1 Donovan Crockett, JR, Timpson 

Freshman of the Year: #5 Pooh Moore, FR, Tenaha 

Coach of the Year: Jimmy Wallace, Gary 

1st Team All-District 

Dakota Beckham, SR, Gary Lane O’Neal, SR, Gary Darin Livingston, SOPH, Gary Drew Fuller, SR, Joaquin Colton Snider, SR, Martinsville 

Braden Hand, JR, Shelbyville Trindon Claiborne, JR, Tenaha Tre Keggler, SR, Tenaha Alex Tyner, SOPH, Tenaha LT Washington, SOPH, Timpson

2nd Team All-District 

Cole Bragg, SOPH, Joaquin; JJ Mendez, SOPH, Martinsville; 

Larry Clifton, JR, San Augustine; Zyaire Tanner, JR, San Augustine; Franydric Buckley, FR, Shelbyville; Michael Carrillo, JR, Shelbyville; 

Nick Bennett, SR, Timpson; Hunter Tipton, JR, Timpson; 

Dajuan Tutt, SR, Timpson; Mickey Gardner SR Tenaha

 

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

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

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

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 

"NOTES  FROM  HISTORY"

“NOTES  FROM  HISTORY”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

 

As we all know San Augustine County is experiencing a rush of activity from oil companies who are drilling for gas from the Haynesville Shale formation.  It appears that our county was the object of intense interest for the same back in the 1890s.  The following is a quote found in the Houston Daily Post in the summer of 1890:

 

In The Oil Region:

“San Augustine, Texas:  Mr. John Mentean, of Chireno, is riding over the oil field here.  He represents some Ohio and Pennsylvania oil men, and they seem to have great confidence in the oil and gas in this county.”

 

“Mr. R. D. Davis of Colmesneil, the timber inspector and chairman of the Clark Club here, is in San Augustine, Sabine, and Newton counties, looking over Brooks & Polk’s pine lands, also looking after the Texas pine lands, also looking after the Texas Pine Land association property.”

 

“About forty young men met at the courthouse in San Augustine Saturday night and organized a military company.  It was named the Horton Rifles after Colonel Alexander Horton, who lives about one mile from here.  He was General Sam Houston’s first aide de camp, and has done more for Texas than any man living on her soil today.”

 

“Judge John H, Broocks is in San Augustine from Beaumont for a few days.”

 

Going back even further to the year 1879 we find a list of fugitives from San Augustine County.  The following is just a sampling of the list:

 

Campbell, Henry…Rape; convicted and appealed to Supreme Court and escaped pending appeal. Around 5 feet, 4 inches high, chunky, 150 pounds, bad looking, don’t talk plainly.

 

Montgomery, Cato…Burglary; Committed May 15, 1873; indicted July 31, same year; black, about 6 feet high, about 28 years old, quick spoken, and generally very impudent, weighs 180 pounds.

 

Anderson, Ralph…Theft of Saddle; committed September 1877; indicted September same year; tall, slender, rawboned, about 30 years old.

 

Davis, Hiram…Theft of Hog; indicted February, 1874; fled to Louisiana.

 

Miller, Robert F….Murder; indicted October 5, 1874.  Generally said to be in the state of Missouri; so informed by private letter.

 

Goodwin, J. B….Theft of a Horse; indicted October 16, 1874; said to be living in Limestone county.

 

It seems that people were committing about the same crimes then as they do today.

 

An interesting article in the February 2, 1939 issue of the San Augustine Tribune titled “Deep East Texas R.E.A. Purchases Site For Sub-Station”.

The article reads as follows:

“Deeds were passed from D. R. Rawls to the Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc. Tuesday for a plot of ground located 33 feet from highway 21 on the southeast corner of the old ball park, according to D.N. Beasley, project superintendent.  Cash consideration in the trade was $50.00, Mr. Beasley stated.  The sub station to be erected will cost approximately $200.00, he said.

 

R. A. Smith, bookkeeper, stated that the electric meters for the period from December 16th, (when the electricity was turned into the lines) to January 30th, show an average electric bill of $2.92 for a total of 177 customers.  The largest bill was $5.79, being that of Mr. J. B. King of Tenaha.  The total amount of electric energy used over the period was $518.13.  Mr. H. A. Monroe, Shelbyville, has the honor to be the first customer to pay his electric bill to the Cooperative.”

 

And that is the way it was in San Augustine County during those past years.  Do you think things have changed just a little?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“NOTES  FROM  HISTORY”

 

BY: NEAL MURPHY

 

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District 23-2A All-District Boys Basketball District MVP:

 

#3 Ryan Ecker, SR, Gary

 #11 Landon Woodfin, SR, Gary

 

Offensive MVP:

#10 Terry Bussey, FR, Timpson

 

Defensive MVP:

#12 LD Coleman, SR, Shelbyville / #10 JJ Patton, JR, Tenaha

 

Newcomer of the Year:

#1 Donovan Crockett, JR, Timpson

 

Freshman of the Year: #5 Pooh Moore, FR, Tenaha

 

Coach of the Year: Jimmy Wallace, Gary 

 

 

1st Team All-District 

Dakota Beckham, SR, Gary

Lane O'Neal, SR, Gary

Darin Livingston, SOPH, Gary

Drew Fuller, SR, Joaquin

Colton Snider, SR, Martinsville 

Braden Hand, JR, Shelbyville

Trindon Claiborne, JR, Tenaha

Tre Keggler, SR, Tenaha

Alex Tyner, SOPH, Tenaha

LT Washington, SOPH, Timpson 

 

2nd Team All-District

Cole Bragg, SOPH, Joaquin

JJ Mendez, SOPH, Martinsville

Larry Clifton, JR, San Augustine

Zyaire Tanner, JR, San Augustine

Franydric Buckley, FR, Shelbyville

Michael Carrillo, JR, Shelbyville

Nick Bennett, SR, Timpson

Hunter Tipton, JR, Timpson

Dajuan Tutt, SR, Timpson

Mickey Gardner. SR. Tenaha 

SFA Opera Theater to present selections from 'Così fan tutte,' 'Die Fledermaus'

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Rehearsal time lost during spring break is always a consideration for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music as it prepares to present the SFA Opera Theater each spring.

 

But throw in an additional seven days of lost rehearsal time caused by an unprecedented winter storm that shut down the entire state of Texas for a week, and you have a situation that demands creative, detailed scheduling to make up for lost time.

 

Dr. Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA, believes the voice students can and will rise to the challenge.

 

“We are scrambling,” she said. “We lost six two-hour rehearsals to the storms, so now we are playing catch-up. It is difficult but not impossible.”

 

This year’s opera theatre, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 25 through 27, will feature portions of two operas: Act I of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” or “School for Lovers,” followed by Act II finale of “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss. These selections were made with COVID-19 social distancing protocols in mind, Dalton said.

 

“I needed to find something with a small cast – six roles – in order to be able to observe social distancing for safety,” she said. “It would also need to be shorter so that we could use the disinfecting foggers every 30 minutes. ‘Così fan tutte’ fit those parameters and offers the singers an opportunity to learn how to sing Mozart recitatives.”

 

Additionally, SFA’s production of two shorter operas in 2020, “The Medium” and “Sister Angelica,” only had men in an offstage chorus. Then COVID hit, and the School of Music had to cancel all performances. As a result, Dalton was looking for a work that would feature some of those younger vocalists whose performance opportunities were cut short last year by the pandemic.

 

“I needed to find a piece that featured a chorus to give the younger singers some stage experience,” Dalton said. “The Act II finale of ‘Die Fledermaus’ is roughly 15 minutes long. The chorus is featured in some of the most gorgeous waltzes by the “Waltz King,” Johann Strauss.”

 

Directing an opera performance in a pandemic has its share of obstacles to overcome.

 

“That has really been a challenge for all of us,” Dalton said. “All of the singers will perform masked, and as I said previously, we must take breaks every half hour to fog the stage. It has taken lots of creativity to stage the love scenes with the lovers 6-to-10 feet apart. For ‘Die Fledermaus,’ the challenge is to place the chorus far enough apart to be socially distant on a much smaller stage – Cole Concert Hall.”

 

Opera performances traditionally take place on the spacious stage in W.M. Turner Auditorium. But with Griffith Fine Arts Building in the midst of a major renovation and expansion project, most music performances are now being held in Cole Concert Hall.

 

Because of other pandemic-related limitations, costume design and set design were also scaled back. For ‘Così,’ the costumes are rented from Norcostco, a costume rental company in Dallas. This presentation of “Fledermaus” is set in contemporary time, so the men have been asked to wear tuxedos, and the women, an evening gown similar to a prom dress. A few special costumes were rented from Norcostco, as well.

 

“We’re still working on a solution for the sets,” Dalton said. “Our venue is a concert hall stage, not a theater, so there are no curtains or line sets to hang back drops. The beautiful costumes, props and some furniture pieces will suggest time and place.”

 

Creative scheduling is helping to make up for lost rehearsal time.

 

“Assistant director Nita Hudson does a wonderful job scheduling our rehearsals in a way that each segment of a show is blocked/sung by both casts in one rehearsal, and then we work on that same segment a few days later,” Dalton explained. “I am confident that our students will rise to this challenge and perform beautifully.”

 

The memorable music and funny story lines for each of the operas should give patrons a respite from the anxiety of the past year, Dalton said.

 

“I hope that patrons will enjoy a break from the stresses of this past year and leave smiling and humming the beautiful tunes,” she said. “I also hope they realize all the many hours and hard work that these students have put into their performances in addition to all of their classes, COVID, snow and ice storms, etc.

 

“The finale of Act I in ‘Così’ is hilarious!” she added. “The men, disguised as Albanians, are wooing each other’s fiancés in order to win a bet that the ladies will remain faithful and not give in to the temptation of these exotic visitors. The men rush in drinking ‘poison’ because the ladies have rejected their advances. Chaos ensues. The ladies are shocked, the men are delighted, and the maid comes in disguised as a famous doctor to take away the effects of the poison. It definitely leaves you laughing and wanting more!”

 

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 25 through 27, in Cole Concert Hall. Seating is limited, and audience members will be required to wear face masks and social distance from others not in their immediate group. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. Free access to online, livestreamed performances will be available at music.sfasu.edu each night. For more information about the School of Music, call (936) 468-4602.

 

Walk Across Texas

Get Up & GO Shelby County:

 

Shelby County Get Up & Go - Walk Across Texas Program to Begin Get Up off the couch, dust off those walking shoes and join in as we “Walk Across Texas!” Recruit a group of eight people or sign up as a solo walker and participate with other teams and individuals to walk and get back active over eight weeks from March 15 – May 3, 2021. The goal is to walk at least 830 miles (the distance from Longview to El Paso)
in eight weeks. You can walk around the park, your neighborhood, at the gym, wherever your feet will take you to meet the goal. You can also participate in other activities as well; 20 minutes of physical activity is equal to one mile in most cases.


There is no entry fee. The event is open to the public, both adult and youth. There will be
Exercise Leaders that will meet in various locations around town to walk at different times
during the week. We will have a Facebook group with dates, locations, and times to meet.
There will also be other opportunities to workout by doing other activities.
There are three ways you can register to participate in this event:

• At the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. –
4:00 p.m. Deadline to register at the office is Thursday, March 18, 2021.
Additional information on the event will be available for pick-up at the office.

• At the Kick-off Event, Portacool Park. Team and individual registration will be
from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. and the walk will start at 5:45 p.m.
• Online at https://howdyhealth.org/ (Please call the office if you need assistance)


The kick-off will be held on Monday, March 15th at the Portacool Park. Come to the Kick-Off and walk your first mile or more with other walkers from Shelby County. Each individual will exercise and/or walk at YOUR OWN PACE! Each person will be rewarded each time you reach a program milestone.


Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Shelby
County Chamber of Commerce – Health and Fitness Committee is a fun, flexible, and FREE
way to encourage people to exercise. For more information, call Feleshia Thompson, CEA-FCH at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at
feleshia.thompson@ag.tamu.edu.

 

Save Our Seniors Update

There are still appointments left for the COVID vaccination clinic being held today at the Windham Civic Center. Military medical personnel are conducting the clinic.

Any one in Category 1A-Frontline Healthcare workers Or Category 1B-People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID?19 illness can schedule an appointment by calling 936-591-4050 before 3:00 PM today.

 

Boys Basketball All-District Announced, Harrison District Co-Coach of the Year

The Boys Basketball All District Teams were announced today. Here are the members of the Roughriders Varsity Boys Team that received acknowledgement: 

 

Offensive MVP: 

Christopher (MarMar) Evans #2 - Sophomore

 

1st Team: 

Makel Johnson #3 - Junior

Jermaine Preston #12 - Senior

 

2nd Team:

Jake Liker #5 - Senior

Kedrin Hinson #22 - Sophomore

 

Honorable Mention:

Marques Hall #10 - Senior

Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore

Emonte Cross #4 - Freshman

Dean Lester #20 - Junior

 

Academic All-District:

Jake Liker #5 - Senior

Marques Hall #10 - Senior

Dreyven Emerson #15 - Senior

Dean Lester #20 - Junior

Wyatt Stone #24 - Junior

Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore

 

Co-Coach of the Year

Hiram Harrison 

Nacogdoches Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

A Nacogdoches man has been arrested for sexual assault of a child after he confessed to the crime to an Investigator with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The victim in the case made an outcry to a family member who notified the Sheriff’s Office. A Sane exam and forensic interview was conducted which revealed the child had been sexually assaulted on numerous occasions over the course of several years.

 

The suspect, Jesus Bautista was interviewed at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office. During the interview Bautista gave a full confession to the crime stating that he had sexually assaulted the young girl, less than 10 years of age on numerous occasions over a three year period.

 

Jesus Bautista, 23 years of age who is currently employed as a TDCJ guard was arrested at the Sheriff’s Office after giving a full confession to his crimes. Bautista was booked into the Nacogdoches County Jail and charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a child a 1st degree felony. Bond has been set at $500,000.00.

 

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has been notified of Bautista’s arrest.

 

 

Shelbyville ISD School Board Agenda

Notice of Regular Meeting

Board of Trustees

Shelbyville Independent School District

March, 2021

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021, beginning at 6:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 Hwy 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas.

The subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. Items do not have to be taken in the same order as shown on this meeting notice. Unless removed from the consent agenda, items identified within the consent agenda will be acted on at one time.

 

  1. Call to order
  2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Open forum
  4. Consent agenda
  1. Minutes of the February 18, 2021; March 1, 2021; and March 3, 2021 meetings of the board
  2. Monthly financial reports
  1. Consider for approval
  1. School Board Election Judge and Alternate Judge
  2. Application for Staff Development Waiver
  3. Change in April School Board Meeting Date
  1. Principal’s Reports
  1. Campus events
  2. Recognition of Staff and/or Students
  1. Superintendent’s Reports
  1. Region 7 Board Election
  2. Articles of Interest
  3. General Updates
  1. Executive Session
  1. Consider Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Position
  2. Consider Elementary Principal Position
  3. Resignations/Employment
  4. Personnel
  1. Open Session
  2. Adjournment

 

If, during the course of the meeting, discussion of any item on the agenda should be held in a closed meeting, the board will conduct a closed meeting in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E or Texas Government Code section 418.183(f). Before any closed meeting is convened, the presiding officer will publicly identify the section or sections of the Act authorizing the closed meeting. All final votes, actions, or decisions will be taken in open meeting. [See BEC(LEGAL)]

This notice was posted in compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act on March 3, 2021, at 3:00 p.m.

 

                                                                                                  __________________________

Ray West, Superintendent

Joaquin Baseball Game Location Change (Updated)

The Joaquin baseball game scheduled to be played today (03/03) in Gary has been moved to be played at Joaquin with a start time of 6:30 p.m.

 

UPDATE from Coach Lawson: The start time for this game has been moved up to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, it will be a double header as opposed to a single game. Go Rams! 

Stolen Car

On 03/003/2021 An individual entered the property of East Texas Collision Center on Loop 500 in Center, Texas. There the individual took without permission a 1986 Chevrolet Caprice maroon or Burgundy in color. This vehicle was stopped in the early morning hours of 03/03/2021 (same day) approximately 02:40 am, by Desoto Parish Deputies, before anyone knew the car was stolen. The driver was Identified, and has been confirmed by Desoto Parish Deputy as one Carlos Deshun Cowthorn of Shreveport.  Any information concerning this matter can be reported to the Center Police Department at 936-598-2788.

 

 

COVID "Save the Seniors" Vaccinations

 

Governor Abbot’s “Save the Seniors” COVID vaccination initiative is coming to Shelby County tomorrow and some vaccination appointments are still available at this time. This initiative is targeting adults 75 years old and older but we have appointments left and can schedule anyone in Category 1b (65 and older) also.

 

Military medical personnel will be administering the vaccine at the Windham Civic Center tomorrow Thursday March 4th.  An appointment is necessary so please call the Shelby Co Emergency Management Office at 936-598-3664 until 3:30 today to schedule an appointment.

 

Unique Boutique Grand Opening

The Unique Boutique will have a Grand Opening on Thursday, March 18th at 10:00 am. The mission of the Unique Boutique is to help fund all programs of Shelby County Outreach Ministries, which are The Helping Hands Outreach Center, Senior Nutrition Site, Meals on Wheels, and The Unique Boutique. A Special Thanks to Cody Russell, who was the General Contractor overseeing the repairs, and to the Center Noon Lions Club, The United Way, and The Temple Foundation for contributing funds to help reopen our store. The Unique Boutique will be open from 9-4, Monday – Friday. For more information, please call 936-591-8190.

2021 Shelby Co. Livestock Show

 

The 16th Annual Shelby County 4-H & FFA Livestock Show was held February 27, 2021 at the Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo Arena with over 100 exhibitors. Weigh-in of market animals started at 7:30 a.m. and the show began at 10:00 a.m. with rabbits judged by Mr. Frank Farrow. Carl Muntean, judged the lambs, goats, swine, and cattle. Both judges were very informative and interactive with the youth and animals. The Buyers Appreciation dinner and Livestock Auction was held later the same day at the John Dean Windham Civic Center. 

 

The livestock auction premium money totaled just over $79,334 for local 4-H and FFA members according to Lane Dunn, Show Chairman. We would like to say a special thank you to all contributors and bidders for making this year’s auction our most successful ever.

 

The following are the results of the show and auction:

 

Champions Row Represented By:

 

Kayson Pledger of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion Steer.  Following the show, Kayson’s steer sold at the livestock auction for $11,000 with Hawkeye Hunting Club purchasing the 1,310-pound steer.

 

Reserve Champion Steer honor went to Cassie Nutt of Shelby Co. 4-H. Cassie’s steer was purchased by Despino Tire for $3,500.

 

The Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Irelynn Clouse of Joaquin FFA with Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters purchasing the champion hog for $3,500.

 

Alexis Clouse of Joaquin FFA showed the Reserve Champion Market Swine.  The hog was sold to Farmers State Bank for $2,000.

 

In the Market Goat division, Avery Metcalf of Timpson FFA showed the Grand Champion. Avery’s goat was purchased for $3,000 by Farmers State Bank.

 

The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Alyssa Cummings of Joaquin FFA. Alyssa’s goat was purchased for $2,000 by Center Livestock Auction Barn.

 

Jairo Blanco of Joaquin FFA showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb in Saturday’s Show.  State Representative Chris Paddie purchased Jairo’s lamb for $3,000.

 

Reserve Champion honors in the Market Lamb division went to Clayton Hinton of Shelbyville FFA. Border’s Poultry were the winning bidders for $2,750.

 

The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was shown by Chris Bartlett of Center FFA. Chris will receive premium money in the amount of $400.  Katie Ford of Center FFA showed the Reserve Grand Champion pen of market rabbits. She will receive $350 in premium money.

 

Other placings in Saturday's Show were as follows:

 

Rabbit Show Results:

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Chinchilla Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Chinchilla Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Celeste Elliott (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Harlequin Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lucas Bass (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

McKayla Huss (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Harlequin Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lucas Bass (Shelbyville FFA) - First

McKayla Huss (Timpson FFA) - Second

Brittany Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

 

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Aubre Andrusick (Center FFA) – Fourth

Abby Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fifth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Kaylin Miller (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Kaylin Miller (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Claire Johnson (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion AOB Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

AOB Breeding Rabbits - Doe:

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - First

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Banner Warr (Timpson FFA) – Third

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Makenzi Lyons (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

Celeste Holloway (Shelbyville FFA) – Sixth

Makenzi Lyons (Shelbyville FFA) – Seventh

Emmalee Richardson (Timpson FFA) - Eighth

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Californian Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Californian Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Brylee Scarborough (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) - Second

Cullen Freeman (Joaquin FFA) – Third

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion French Lop Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

French Lop Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) – Second

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Mini Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Chloe Musico (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Second

Cara Searcy (Timpson FFA) – Third

Madalin Posey (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

Jedd Wagstaff (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

Kayla Garcia (Shelbyville FFA) – Sixth

Addison Lloyd (Shelbyville FFA) – Seventh

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Eighth

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Layci Sample (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Allie Jones (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Standard Rex Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Lacy Sample (Timpson FFA) - First

Allie Jones (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

Ashton Bragg (Shelbyville FFA) - Third

 

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion AOB Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - Grand Champion

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

AOB Breeding Rabbits - Buck:

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kayla Garcia (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Delaney Dunn (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Bailey Shadix (Timpson FFA) – Fifth

Trinity Spencer (Timpson FFA) – Sixth

Cullen Freeman (Joaquin FFA) – Seventh

Liela Klein (Shelbyville FFA) - Eighth

 

Market Rabbits:

Chris Bartlett (Center FFA) - Grand Champion Rabbit

Katie Ford (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit

Jimmarion Smith (Center FFA) - 3rd Place

Lexie Truitt (Center FFA) - 4th Place

 

 

 

Lamb Show Results:

 

Lamb Showmanship Results:

 

Farm Bureau presented Jairo Blanco of Joaquin FFA with the Champion Senior Lamb Showmanship buckle. Jacie Lee of Center FFA received the Champion Junior Lamb Showmanship buckle from Shelby Co. 4-H.

 

Highest Placing Senior Scholarship Market Lamb – Jairo Blanco (Joaquin FFA) was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

Market Lambs Class 1:

Abby Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

Bryleigh Lynch (Joaquin FFA) - Second

Haleigh Lynch (Joaquin FFA) - Third

Lance Holloway (Center FFA) – Fourth

Adly Messer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fifth

Kennedy Bush (Center FFA) – Sixth

 

Market Lambs Class 2:

Clayton Hinton (Shelbyville FFA) - First

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Second

Catherine Searcy (Timpson FFA) - Third

Jacie Lee (Center FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Lambs Class 3:

Jairo Blanco (Joaquin FFA) - First

Kenzie Walton (Timpson FFA) - Second

Cara Searcy (Timpson FFA) – Third

Cameron Bennett (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

Kallie Solomon (Timpson FFA) - Fifth

 

Market Lambs Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Sale Order:

  • Jairo Blanco, Joaquin FFA - Grand Champion purchased by State Representative Chris Paddie for $3,000
  • Clayton Hinton, Shelbyville FFA - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Borders Poultry for $2,750
  • Kenzie Walton, Timpson FFA – purchased by Austin State Bank for $2,000
  • Landree Jousan, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $2,600
  • Catherine Searcy, Timpson FFA – Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $1,500
  • Jacie Lee, Center FFA – purchased by Farmers State Bank for $1,600
  • Cara Searcy, Timpson FFA – purchased by Cobb Hatchery for $1,600
  • Abby Messer, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by P5 Cattle Company for $2,749

 

 

 

Goat Show Results:

 

Goat Showmanship Results:

 

In the Goat division, Kayla White of Shelbyville FFA was named Champion Senior Showman and was presented a buckle by Timpson FFA.  Avery Metcalf of Timpson FFA was named Champion Junior Showman and her buckle was presented by Farm Bureau.

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Goats - Doe:

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) - Grand Champion

 

Breeding Goats - Doe:

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) - First

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Market Goats:

Avery Metcalf (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Alyssa Cummings (Joaquin FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Market Goats Class 1:

Keelie McDonald (Timpson FFA) – First

Emmalee Richardson (Timpson FFA) – Second

Brittany Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Thalia Hernandez (Joaquin FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Goats Class 2:

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) – First

Shelby Holloway (Timpson FFA) – Second

Malachi McArthur (Shelbyville FFA) – Third

Carsey Lovell (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Hunter Bartee (Shelbyville FFA) - Fifth

 

Market Goats Class 3:

Alyssa Cummings (Joaquin FFA) – First

Ashton Bragg (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Wyatt Foster (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Third

Grayson Hightower (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fourth

Lauren Neal (Joaquin FFA) – Fifth

 

Market Goats Class 4:

Avery Metcalf (Timpson FFA) – First

Ashlynn McNutt (Timpson FFA) – Second

Naomie Meyers (Joaquin FFA) – Third

Kayla White (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Markus Harber, Jr. (Timpson FFA) – Fifth

Bailey Shadix (Timpson FFA) - Sixth

 

 

Market Goats - Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Sale Order:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swine Show Results:

 

Swine Showmanship Results:

 

Logan Meyer of Center FFA was named Champion Senior Swine Showman.  The trophy buckle was presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau.  Center FFA presented the Junior Champion Swine Showman buckle to Irelynn Clouse of Joaquin FFA.

 

Highest Placing Senior Scholarship Market Swine – Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Breeding Swine - Gilt

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) - Grand Champion

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Breeding Swine - Gilt

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) - 1

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – 2

Kiptyn Phelps (Shelby Co. 4-H) – 3

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – 4

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) – 5

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) - 6

 

Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Market Swine

Irelynn Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - Grand Champion

Alexis Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Market Swine Class 1:

Mason Hughes (Timpson FFA) – First

Logan Williams (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kenley Moore (Timpson FFA) – Third

Trevor Hightower (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Fourth

Dixie Spence (Timpson FFA) - Fifth


Market Swine Class 2:           

Irelynn Clouse (Joaquin FFA) - First

Jayden Cater (Joaquin FFA) - Second

Kaylee Oliver (Joaquin FFA) - Third

Emma Kaluza (Timpson FFA) – Fourth

 

Market Swine Class 3:

Logan Meyer (Center FFA) – First

Taylor Stewart (Timpson FFA) – Second

River Williford (Shelbyville FFA) - Third

 

 

Market Swine Class 4:

Alexis Clouse (Joaquin FFA) – First

Stormie Meyers (Joaquin FFA) – Second

Corben Odom (Center FFA) – Third

Lily Haley (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Alaina Haley (Shelbyville FFA) – Fifth

 

Market Swine Class 5:

Tucker Meyer (Center FFA) – First

Kylie Snell (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

Kiptyn Phelps (Shelby Co. 4-H) – Third

Lillian Etheridge (Shelbyville FFA) – Fourth

Slade Kirby (Center FFA) - Fifth

 

 

Market Swine Sale Order:

  • Irelynn Clouse, Joaquin FFA - Grand Champion purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $3,500
  • Alexis Clouse, Joaquin FFA - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Farmers State for $2,000
  • Stormie Meyers, Joaquin FFA - purchased by Keith Oswalt Logging for $1,990
  • Jayden Cater, Joaquin FFA - purchased by K&L Management, Klein Cattle Company, Hammer Equipment, Collin Hairgrove, Marcus McCann, Worsham’s Grocery for $1,500
  • Kaylee Oliver, Joaquin FFA - purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $1,700
  • Mason Hughes, Joaquin FFA - purchased by K&L Management, Klein Cattle Company, Hammer Equipment, Collin Hairgrove, Marcus McCann, Worsham’s Grocery for $1,600
  • Logan Williams, Shelbyville FFA – purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club for $1,700
  • Logan Meyer, Center FFA – purchased by Shelby County Farm Bureau for $1,999

 

 

Beef Show Results are as follows:

 

Beef Showmanship Results:

In the Beef division, Wesley Wages of Center FFA was presented with the Senior Beef Showmanship buckle by Joaquin FFA. Shelbyville FFA presented Cassie Nutt of Shelby Co. 4-H with the Junior Beef Showmanship buckle.

 

 

The Highest Placing Champion County Bred Heifer:

Was shown by Wesley Wages. Wesley will receive $750 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.  The 2nd place County Bred Heifer was shown by Mayson Harbison. Mayson will receive $250 from Link Charolais & Dr. Derek Grant.

 

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers of Show:

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion American/American Cross Heifer

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion Division

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Division

 

American/American Cross: Class 1

Ally Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Brecken Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 2

Baylor Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Brecken Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 3

Baylor Kimbro (Timpson FFA) - First

Samantha Wainwright (Shelbyville FFA) - Second

 

American/American Cross: Class 4

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Cale Cornelius (Timpson FFA) – Second

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - Third

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 5

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – First

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 6

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 7

Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Second

Brant Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Third

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 8

Ally Kimbro (Timpson FFA) – First

Tate Barnes (Timpson FFA) – Second

 

 

 

American/American Cross Heifer: Class 9

Mayson Harbison (Timpson FFA) - First

Delaney Dunn (Shelbyville FFA) – Second

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion English and English Cross Heifers:

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion Division

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion Division

 

English and English Cross Heifer: Class 1

Hannah Wages (Center FFA) - First

 

English and English Cross Heifer: Class 2

Allison Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

 

 

Division Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers:

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Division Grand Champion

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 1

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

Carter Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Second

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 2

Tucker Gamble (Shelby Co. 4-H) – First

 

Exotic and Exotic Cross Heifers: Class 3

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) - First

 

 

Bull Show Results:

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bull of Show:

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Grand Champion

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) – Reserve Champion

 

Breeding Bull:

Camille Greer (Shelby Co. 4-H) - First

Wesley Wages (Center FFA) – Second

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market Steer Results:

 

 

Larry Hagler Memorial Scholarship Highest Placing Senior Market Steer:

Ethan Wood was awarded this $500 scholarship

 

The Highest Placing Champion County Bred Steer:

Was shown by Cassie Nutt. Cassie will receive $1,000 from Farmers State Bank.  The 2nd place County Bred Steer was shown by Connor Nutt. Connor will receive $250 presented by Livestock Nutrition Center. The 3rd place County Bred Steer was shown by Kayden Nutt. Kayden will receive $150 presented by Shelby County Farm Bureau

 

Highest Gaining Steer Award:

Went to Wesley Wages. Wesley will receive $150 presented by Livestock Nutrition Center

 

Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steers:

Kayson Pledger (Timpson FFA) - Grand Champion

Cassie Nutt (Shelby Co. 4-H) - Reserve Grand Champion

 

Steer Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Sale Order:

  • Kayson Pledger, Timpson FFA - Grand Champion purchased by Hawkeye Hunting Club purchased for $11,000
  • Cassie Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H - Reserve Grand Champion purchased by Despino Tire for $3,500
  • Wesley Wages, Center FFA – purchased by Aethon Energy, Rydaco, Sabine State Bank, Mettauer Law Firm, Farmers Insurance, Joe Bill & Connie Mettauer, R&D Distributing for $2,500
  • Ethan Wood, Joaquin FFA – purchased by TriState Vac & Rental, Eastern Fishing & Rental, Southern Transport, Herrington Services, Topline Rental, Adams Ford, Red Diamond Oilfield, Smires Testing for $3,499
  • Conner Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Shelby Savings Bank and General Shelters for $2,000
  • Kayden Nutt, Shelby Co. 4-H – purchased by Boles Feed, Fish & Still Equipment, Azure, Judge Allison Harbison, Payne’s Community News, Ihlo Sales, Jack’s Saw Shop, First Financial for $1,750
  • Braxton Weir, Joaquin FFA – purchased by Raymond Construction, Shelby Veterinary Associates, Few Ready Mix, Cockrell Farms, Toledo Finance Corp., Dairy Queen, State Farm Insurance – Chris Mayfield, Steel Building Supply, Bounds Insurance, Hardy’s Machine Shop, Chance & Julie David for $1,750
  • McKayla Huss, Timpson FFA – purchased by Ki Cattle and Nacogdoches Livestock for $3,499

 

 

 

We would also like to thank the following contributors:

 

 

Hawkeye Hunting Club

Farmer’s State Bank

Shelby Savings Bank

Shelby County Farm Bureau

Mackey Cattle

Tyson-Center

Borders Poultry Supply

Austin Bank

Mathews Real Estate

Deep East Texas Electric Co-op

Center Livestock Auction Barn

McAdam's Propane

American State Bank

Cobb Hatchery

General Shelters

Keith Oswalt Logging

Boles Feed

P5 Cattle Co.

Fish & Still Equipment

Despino Tire

State Representative Chris Paddie

Timpson/Joaquin Quick Stop

Azure

JML Management

Hammer Equipment

Collin Hairgrove

Marcus McCann

High Roller Logistics

Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange

Ki Cattle

Dr. Dixon Golden

Raymond Construction

Smith Sawmill Service

ULTRA Inc.

K&L Contractors

Klein Cattle Company

First Financial Bank

Ward Animal Hospital

Lola Farms

Shelby Veterinary Associates

Heritage Land Bank

Aurora Concepts

Aethon Energy

Rydaco

Sabine State Bank

Joe Bill & Connie Mettauer

Nix Forest Industries

Livestock Nutrition Center

Few Ready Mix

Cockrell Farms

E5 Oilfield Services LLC

Toledo Finance Corp.

Mettauer Law Firm

R&D Distributing

Ace Hardware of East Texas

Center Tire Co.

Chris Link (Link Charolais)

Odessa Link

Toledo Automotive Supply

Factory Direct Portable Buildings

Common Disposal

L&R Timber

5M Gas LLC

T-5 Construction

Farmers Insurance Group

Worsham’s Grocery

Bancorp South

Chance & Julie David

Timpson Tamco

Shoop Financial

Ross Lumber

Hudson Auto Parts

McDonald & Sons Hardware

Rancho Grande - Timpson

Payne’s Community News

Ihlo Sales

Jack’s Saw Shop

Dairy Queen

State Farm-Chris Mayfield

Action Credit

Debby & Tim Amos

Bulldog Tire

Don’s Plumbing

The Coral Cactus

Texas Credit Corporation

James & Robin Conway

James Ramsey Construction

Steel Building Supply

Bounds Insurance

Hardy’s Machine Shop

Judge Allison Harbison

Red River Credit Corporation

Kowgirl's Kitchen

Craig & Sandra Richardson

Robin Connell

Hudman Floral & Gifts

Jim & Melanie Rader

John Paul & Dixie Lawson

TriState Vac & Rental

Eastern Fishing & Rental

Southern Transport

Herrington Services

Topline Rental

Adams Ford

Red Diamond Oilfield

Smires Testing

 

The following individuals and businesses have graciously donated time, effort and materials to the success of our Livestock Show and Sale.  We would like to take this time to personally thank them for their continued support of the youth of Shelby County:

 

John Snider

Terry Allen

Ed Johnson

Rick Campbell

Boo Klein

Robert Griffin

Scott Flowers

Paul Pustka

Shelby County Farm Bureau Board of Directors

 

Congratulations to all of our exhibitors and thank you to all those who donate and volunteer to make this program a huge success!

 

The members of Texas A&M AgriLife will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity throughout Texas A&M AgriLife.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating  Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office of Shelby County at (936) 598-7744 at least two weeks prior to the program or event.

 

 

 

Tenaha Baseball Game Change

March 3rd, Baseballl vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th

March 5th, Baseball vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th also.

Saturday, March 6th Double Header at 1:00 pm

COVID's Devastating Impact on Texas Children

AUSTIN, Texas -- When it comes to protecting children during the pandemic, Texas has not fared well compared with many other states.

new report examines three factors that make it increasingly challenging for America's kids during the pandemic: hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and difficulty for families to pay their bills.

Data for the report was evaluated at the one-year mark of nationwide school closures due to COVID-19 by Save the Children.

Meredith Reid, Texas deputy director for the group, said Texas ranked among the bottom 10 states.

"At the end of 2020, 21% of Texas households with kids reported not having enough food to eat," Reid noted. "That's more than one in five families in Texas struggling to put food on the table."

The data collection ended before the devastating winter storm last month that left many Texans without power or water for more than a week.

The report showed states where children are faring best are not necessarily the ones with the lowest COVID cases, but instead are those that have made significant investments in comprehensive early childhood programs such as Minnesota, Utah and Washington.

Reid added last month Save the Children was able to provide 10,000 boxes or 300,000 pounds of food to families in need through the USDA's "Farmers to Families Food Box" program.

"One grandmother at a food distribution was talking about the need that her family was experiencing," Reid recounted. "She'd had her hours reduced at work, and the need for her family was extremely urgent. She was considering what sacrifices she might need to make."

Tamara Sandberg, U.S. food security and nutrition advisor for Save the Children, said it is clear COVID-19 has been a crisis, with millions of kids now hungry, missing out on learning and forced into poverty.

She emphasized the pandemic exacerbated the wide gap between children who are raised in Caucasian families and those raised in Black and Hispanic families.

"These families are twice as likely as white families to lack enough food, they're twice as likely to be struggling with housing costs and they're about one-and-a-half times as likely to have difficulty paying bills," Sandberg outlined.

In addition to equity gaps along income and racial-ethnic lines, the report found children younger than 18 who are poor and live in rural areas are more likely to be negatively impacted.

Tiger News

               

Please visit our district web page for other details on our school and activities: www.tenahaisd.com (The calendar provides the most up to date events)

Tenaha ISD also has a facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/Tenaha-Independent-School-District-486433751368156/

 

March 3, 2021-Baseball vs Shelbyville (There 6:00 pm); JH Track in Corrigan; District 23 AA Selection Committee in Tiger Den

March 4, 2021-HS Track in Groveton

March 5, 2021-Baseball vs Shelbyville (Home) 4:00 pm; Tiger Day 2:00 pm

March 9, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (Home) 4:00 pm

March 11, 2021-Early Release 11:30; Businessmen’s Meeting; Track in Elysian Fields

March 12, 2021-Baseball vs Timpson (There) 6:00 pm; Teacher In-service/Student Holiday

March14, 2021-Daylight Savings (Set clocks forward 1 hour)

March 15-18, 2021-Spring Break

March 16, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (There) 6:00 pm

March 19, 2021-Baseball vs Martinsville (Home) 4:00 pm

March 22, 2021-Board Meeting 5:30 pm

March 23, 2021-Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (Home) 4:00 pm

March 25, 2021-Band-HS & MS Pre-UIL @ Carthage; Progress Reports

March 26, 2021- Baseball vs Mt. Enterprise (There) 6:00 pm

 

News from the
Federal Program Compliance Division


Please share the following updates related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with the families in your local education agency.


SNAP Benefit Replacements Due to Winter Storm

On February 19, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to apply for replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to the severe winter weather by dialing 2-1-1.

SNAP recipients who have had food lost or destroyed due to the storm need to apply for replacement food benefits for regular SNAP allotments and SNAP emergency allotments that were provided in response to COVID-19.

SNAP clients are encouraged to stay home and request their replacement food benefits by dialing 2-1-1 and selecting option 2. Alternately, recipients can download Form H1855 (Affidavit for Nonreceipt or Destroyed Food Stamp Benefits) on the HHSC website. To limit exposure to COVID-19, recipients are encouraged to mail or fax the completed form to HHSC instead of visiting their local offices. Completed forms should be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services Commission, PO Box 149027, Austin, TX, 78714-9027, or faxed to 1-877-447-2839. For more information, please visit www.hhs.texas.gov.


SNAP Purchases for Hot Foods

On February 21, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to allow Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals due to impacts from the severe winter storm.

SNAP recipients can now use their benefits for hot foods and ready-to-eat foods, such as rotisserie chicken or grocery store deli foods, at retailers that accept SNAP anywhere in the state.

HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The waiver allows SNAP recipients to purchase these ready-made foods with their Lone Star Cards through the end of March.


Administered by HHSC, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1.6 million eligible, low-income families and individuals in Texas. Texans in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP and Medicaid, at www.YourTexasBenefits.com or use the Your Texas Benefits mobile app to manage their benefits. To find local resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 and select option 1.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

 

Many of your families may qualify for FEMA Assistance.   To determine eligibility, families may access the application located on the following FEMA website  https://www.disasterassistance.gov/, Or you can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362.

As with any disaster relief, we must all be cognizant of the fraud and scams that may arise during a time of recovery or disaster.  Here are five ways you can recognize fraudulent emails, websites, and scams.

  1. Check to make sure the FEMA website you are accessing ends with .gov
  2. FEMA will NOT text you!
  3. Do not trust anyone who offers financial help and then asks for money or personal information. Federal and local disaster workers do not solicit or accept money.
  4. Resist the pressure to act immediately. Scammers pressure you to provide information immediately, they want you to act before you have time to think.
  5. Know how scammers will ask you to pay. They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back.
  6. Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone - a friend, a family member, a neighbor - what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it is a scam.

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

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

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

"Local Businesses Support the Tenaha Tiger Yearbook"

    

"If you are interested in purchasing a full color yearbook ad for your business, please contact Mrs. Ali Tyner at tynerali@tenahaisd.com."

Tenaha Youth Center-(936) 332-3581

              3576 Hwy 84 East

             Tenaha, Texas 75974

 

 
 
 
 
 

Meningitis Vaccine Clinic for Junior and Seniors 

 

 

March 23 at the High School - hard copies of consents attached and information flyer with link to sign up electronically. 

 

Consents also available in the nurse's office. 

 

Deadline to sign up is March 16. 

 

MONDAY DEADLINE: Showcase Award Entries Due March 8th

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to submit entries for the Headliners Foundation Showcase Award for Enterprise and Innovation is Monday, March 8. Journalism produced in 2020 is eligible for consideration. Rules for Showcase entries can be found here.  The contest entry form can be found here.

 

The Headliners Showcase Award, established in 2013, is the only annual cross-media journalism contest in Texas in which newspapers, broadcast newsrooms, magazines and digital publications compete against one another. The top Gold award has a cash prize of $2,000, with the possibility of one or more Silver Awards of $1,000 being presented. Winners are recognized at our annual Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon in the fall.

 

As always, there is no entry fee, and each outlet may submit up to three entries. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or need further information.

Governor Abbott Lifts Mask Mandate, Opens Texas 100 Percent

AUSTIN -Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34)  lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo's Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

 


"With the medical advancements of vaccines and antibody therapeutic drugs, Texas now has the tools to protect Texans from the virus, said Governor Abbott. "We must now do more to restore livelihoods and normalcy for Texans by opening Texas 100 percent. Make no mistake, COVID-19 has not disappeared, but it is clear from the recoveries, vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations, and safe practices that Texans are using that state mandates are no longer needed. Today's announcement does not abandon safe practices that Texans have mastered over the past year. Instead, it is a reminder that each person has a role to play in their own personal safety and the safety of others. With this executive order, we are ensuring that all businesses and families in Texas have the freedom to determine their own destiny."



During his remarks, the Governor discussed the incredible advancements that Texas has made that allow the state to open fully and lift the mask mandatenoting the rapid increase of vaccines. Nearly 5.7 million vaccine shots have been administered to Texans, and the state is now administering almost one million shots each week. By next Wednesday, about 7 million shots will have been administered in Texas and over half of seniors in Texas will have received a vaccine shot. By the end of March, every senior who wants a vaccine should be able to get one. The vaccine supply continues to increase so rapidly that more and more Texans will soon be eligible to receive a vaccine.



The Governor noted that Texas has a surplus of personal protective equipment and can perform over 100,000 COVID-19 tests a day. The state has invested in a variety of anti-body therapeutic drugs that have kept thousands of Texans out of hospitals. Texans have also adopted daily habits that reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection. More than 2.5 million Texans who were lab confirmed for COVID-19 have recovered since the beginning of the pandemic, and experts note the total number of Texans who have recovered from COVID-19 is likely 4-5 times that amount.The number of active COVID-19 cases is the lowest since Novembermeaning more Texans are recovering from COVID-19 than contracting it.



This executive order rescinds most of the Governor's earlier executive orders related to COVID-19. Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type may open to 100% capacity. Additionally, this order ends the statewide mask mandate in Texas. Businesses may still limit capacity or implement additional safety protocols at their own discretion.



If COVID-19 hospitalizations in any of the 22 hospital regions in Texas get above 15% of the hospital bed capacity in that region for seven straight days, a County Judge in that region may use COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, County Judges may not impose jail time for not following COVID-19 orders nor may any penalties be imposed for failing to wear a face mask. If restrictions are imposed at a County level, those restrictions may not include reducing capacity to less than 50% for any type of entity.



View the Governor's executive order. [ https://open.texas.gov/uploads/files/organization/opentexas/EO-GA-34-opening-Texas-response-to-COVID-disaster-IMAGE-03-02-2021.pdf ]

Dr. Hughes is closing his office on 03-31-2021

It is with a heavy heart that Dr. Hughes, Staff and Family are announcing the official closing of Hughes Veterinary Clinic March 31, 2021. Dr. Hughes would like to take this time to thank the community for almost 50 years of dedication to his practice as a Veterinarian. Graduating from Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972 Dr. Hughes returned to his childhood home starting his career focusing on a large animal practice then transitioning to surgery and small animals, Dr. Hughes added “President of the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medicine” to his long resume as a veterinarian and a community member. The office will be open for appointments Monday-Thursday from 9:00 till 12:00. To honor Dr. Hughes every Friday and Saturday for the month of March the office will be open from 9:00 till 12:00 for walk in vaccinations. We would like to invite the community to come out and pay us a visit. Dr. Hughes will be present and would love to see everyone.

CHS Book Sale: NOW OPEN T-TH until 6 PM

The CHS Library is hosting a huge book sale with over 1000 titles! Used books are $1. New books, provided by Scholastic, start at $2 and range in age from 2nd grade to young adult. 

 

See a video posted to the CISD Facebook page here for a tour of the sale provided by high school librarian Sydney Brookshire. 

 

The sale will be open Tuesday - Thursday. Students can shop during the day. The community is welcome to shop from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Proceeds will purchase new books for the high school library. 

 

You can also shop online until March 5: www.scholastic.com/bf/centerhighschool

Save The Seniors Program for Shelby County

 

Shelby County has been chosen as one of the first counties in Texas to utilize the Save Our Seniors Initiative to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people over the age of 75 or those who are homebound and cannot travel to receive the vaccine.  “See the complete announcement below.”  Shelby County will be holding a clinic Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Windham Civic Center and will have 200 doses from the program.  To get an appointment or arrange for someone to come to your home please call 936-598-3664.

 

Governor Abbott, TDEM Launch First Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative In 26 Counties

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 26 participating counties for the first week of the Save Our Seniors initiative. The Governor announced the Save Our Seniors program in Corpus Christi last week to ensure more seniors are vaccinated throughout the state. 

 

The state has allocated up to 8,000 vaccine doses for the first week of the program, which the state will use in partnership with local officials and service organizations to target Texans who are 75 years and older or homebound. TDEM and TMD will work alongside local jurisdictions to set up a central drive-through vaccine clinic in the community or administer directly to homebound seniors — these decisions will be driven by local jurisdictions based on their most vulnerable identified individuals.

 

"The Save Our Seniors program will help us reach vulnerable homebound seniors across the state and provide them with live-saving COVID-19 vaccines," said Governor Abbott. "As more communities are identified and selected for the program, we will be able to get more shots in arms and further strengthen our response to this virus." 

 

Counties participating in the first round of the program are Aransas, Bastrop, Brewster, Brooks, Brown, Cass, Dallas, Eastland, Freestone, Gray, Hill, Hockley, Hudspeth, Hutchinson, Irion, Lee, McCulloch, Medina, Morris, Panola, Rains, Refugio, Robertson, San Jacinto, Shelby, and Webb.

 

In coordination with local and state partners, counties and cities have been selected based on data provided from DSHS related to the following factors:

  1. The state targeted areas with ongoing high hospitalizations;
  2. The state looked at the number of approved providers serving the area;
  3. The state took into account areas who reported no more than approximately a third vaccinated for seniors;
  4. The state took into account total allocations over the previous 12 weeks;
  5. The state utilized data showing the least vaccinated counties for both 65+ and 75+ administered doses;
  6. The state focused on allocating vaccine equitably across the state.  

SFA seniors selected for new Brazosport ISD paid clinical teaching program

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Three seniors in Stephen F. Austin State University’s James I. Perkins College of Education were selected for a new paid clinical teaching/internship program launched this spring by Brazosport Independent School District. Only 10 students from multiple colleges were chosen for the program.

 

Noelle Benavides and Kristen Truitt of Pearland and Ashali Carter of Houston underwent a thorough application and interview process for the paid clinical teaching positions at BISD.


“This approach not only allowed the district to get to know each candidate during the selection process but also enabled the candidates to embark on a real-life hiring experience with a school district,” said Andrea Dickson, talent acquisition coordinator at BISD. “Our candidates from SFA were selected due to their sense of preparedness, dedication and passion for working with children, and overall knowledge of best teaching practices.”

 

Benavides, Truitt and Carter started their clinical teaching at BISD schools at the beginning of the spring semester. Students obtaining teaching degrees from SFA are required to complete 15 weeks of full-time clinical teaching in a public school classroom.

 

“Our clinical teachers from SFA have had a successful start to their semester,” Dickson said. “Brazosport ISD is invested in their success and will continue to help them thrive.”

 

Benavides and Truitt, who were placed at Rasco Middle School in Lake Jackson, are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an early childhood through grade 6 concentration.

 

“From the beginning, all of the BISD employees have been welcoming and supportive of our career paths,” Benavides said.
 

Truitt agreed.

 

“Even before I came to campus, my mentor teacher was so welcoming, and the staff who assisted me through the process of becoming a clinical teacher at BISD were so nice,” Truitt said. “I’ve had every opportunity to learn and succeed thanks to my mentor teacher and all the other teachers on the team and the department. They’ve been great examples for me.”

 

Carter, who was placed at Bess Brannen Elementary School in Clute, also is working on a BSIS with an EC-6 concentration. She’s been teaching since an early age; as a little girl, she held school for her dolls.

 

I can be having a bad day, and the kids turn things around for me,” Carter said. “And the faculty are so flexible. They are open to letting me see how they’re running their classes.”

 

Carter is grateful for the paid clinical teaching position she earned.

 

“I couldn’t imagine being able to do this any other way,” she said. “I spend a lot of money on gas to get here, so the paid position really helps.”

 

Benavides drives to Lake Jackson from Pearland every day.

 

“It is definitely a bonus that we are getting paid,” she said. “I believe that clinical teachers should get paid, and this partnership will help inspire other school districts to do the same.”

 

Truitt emphasized that clinical teaching is a full-time job.

 

“It’s really helpful to get paid for this,” she said. “That allows me to truly focus on school and my clinical teaching in order to give my students my all.”

 

In addition to a paycheck, support from both the campus and district levels, and multiple opportunities for feedback and growth, clinical teachers in this program receive access to employee discounts and benefits. And they are eligible for reduced rental rates through BISD’s preferred employee partnershipwith East Bank Apartments at Richwood Village.

 

Their positive BISD experiences with both the students and faculty members have led all three clinical teachers to consider possible employment with the district.

 

“The environment at Bess Brannen is so welcoming,” Carter said.

 

Benavides and Truitt are enjoying their time at Rasco as well.

 

“I absolutely love everyone at Rasco,”Benavides said. “I am extremely grateful I have great cooperating teachers to guide me through this journey.”

 

“Rasco has a fantastic atmosphere and is highly focused on the success of the student,” Truitt said.

 

“BISD is working hard to become a destination district for clinical teachers,” Dickson said. “We believe nurturing and developing future educators is both our greatest responsibility and honor. Following a clinical teacher’s successful internship, it is the district’s goal to retain and hire eligible candidates for vacancies.”

Keeping homegrown talent in Texas also is a goal of SFA.

 

“These types of programs help attract teaching talent to Texas schools,” said Dr. Christina Sinclair, associate dean of the Perkins College of Education. “SFA is happy to work with districts like Brazosport on finding and developing talented applicants for these programs.”

 

To help BISD junior and senior high school students interested in becoming teachers explore their college options, SFA held information sessions for them on its education degree paths and BISD’s new paid clinical teaching opportunity.

 

To learn more about the program, email Dickson at andrea.dickson@brazosportisd.net.

Nacogdoches Police Department Investigating Fatal Auto Pedestrian Accident

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (MARCH 2, 2021): Nacogdoches Police responded to the 100 block of N Stallings Drive around 6:35 p.m. Monday evening in reference to a possible fatality accident.
A 43 yo female was crossing 100 N Stallings Drive when she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling east on N Stallings Dr. The preliminary findings show that the pedestrian failed to utilize the crosswalk and walked into the path of a 2007 Kia passenger car. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The victim was identified to be Emily Marie Rangel from Round Rock, Tx. The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the accident.  The accident is still under investigation by the Nacogdoches Police Department's Traffic Unit. As further information becomes available it will be released. 

Timpson Police Department Closes

From the Desk of Mayor Debra Smith

 

On March 1, 2021 in a Special Meeting the members of the Timpson City Council voted, upon my recommendation, to close the City of Timpson Police Department. The vote passed 3 for and 1 against, with one council member absent. Following the vote to close the department the council voted on the Reduction in Force for the last remaining police department employee, Chief of Police Kent Graham, effective March 4, 2021. This vote passed 4 voting to RIF Chief Graham and none opposed.


As mayor I am responsible for the City’s financial recommendations and budget. In September the budget was presented and passed for one officer to remain on staff with the understanding that close attention would be paid as the fiscal year progressed to the overall general fund’s financial stability.


After 4 months, 1/3 of the fiscal year, the general fund only showed an increase of slightly over $2200. Prior P/L statements for the first four months of prior fiscal years have varied in their fund increase but none have been this low. For the same period last fiscal year, the fund increase was approximately $35,000.

 

With the department closure there will not be a city employed police officer on duty. This does not mean there will not be law enforcement in the City of Timpson! Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and the office of Shelby County Constable will be apprised of the closure and the SCSO will be dispatching officers when 9-1-1 is called. Timpson has three highways within the city limits and we will be notifying DPS that the city department has closed. I’m sure they will step up traffic enforcement to ensure our highways are safe. The city council will look into mutual aid agreements with the SCSO and the office of Constable as well as getting bids from private companies that offer contracted security officers for special events, holidays, and/or watchmen.


I value the opinions of citizens and our business owners. Like most of you, I valued having our own Police Department and felt that it was within our budget each year. Many factors effect a city’s budget, but none have had the impact COVID-19 have. In addition to our municipal court revenue being impacted, sales tax and property tax have both seen a decline, more than likely due to higher unemployment and less spendable income. The City of Timpson has a sound financial base and should weather through this downturn if we make sound financial decisions. With so many other “general fund” needs: road work, sidewalks, right of way maintenance, support toward the TVFD and general operations of City Hall I felt it was prudent to alleviate the strain on the General Fund budget by immediately eliminating the payroll and operations of the Timpson Police Department which is estimated at approximately $100,000 per year.

 

Thank you,
Mayor Debra Smith

Kinsa Thermometers Available, Last chance sign-up

Kinsa Thermometers are in and have been delivered to campuses today (2/26) - For those who have ordered - look for yours to come home soon. 

 

One more chance to order your FREE thermometer !!

Shipments: The LAST shipment of the year is only 2 weeks away! Families and staff have until March 8th to sign up for the program and order their free smart thermometer.

CMS Track Meet Cancelled

The Middle School Track Meet in Carthage scheduled for today has been cancelled.

JV Baseball Game Cancelled

JV Baseball game vs Joaquin for today,March 1, 2021 has been cancelled

 

Coach Zach Hubbard

CHS Book Sale Rescheduled to Tuesday-Thursday due to weather

Center High School is hosting a book fair Tuesday through Thursday. The sale will be outdoors and open to the public from 4:30 - 6 p.m. all three days and will be located on the plaza by the front entrance to the school.

 

Both new and used books will be available for sale. There are books for all ages, and prices start at $1. If you have any questions, please email sydney.brookshire@centerisd.org

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