News Headlines Archives for 2021-04

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 5th day of May, 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 possibly accept a donation from Port-A-Cool for the benefit of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to be used for vehicle equipment.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly accept the RFP bid from Farmers State Bank for the County Bank Depository.

 

  1. Discuss and possibly take action to approve FY2021 Budget Line Item Transfers.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

  1. An Executive Session will also be held  to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person. The closed session is authorized by Texas Open Meeting Act, Texas Government Code Sec. 551.072

 

  1. Reopen Public meeting.

 

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

 

  1. Adjourn.

 

Battle of The Badges Blood Drive


 

SAVE THE DATE!

Its Battle of the Badges, a Community wide Blood Drive. Center Police Department vs Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.  Come Save Lives, and Support your local Law Enforcement!   The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center will be set up Inside the Center Community House, and will be set for regular whole blood or Automation (plasma, platelets) Every successful donor will receive a T-shirt/Beach Towel.  Every attempted donor will be entered into a raffle for cool door prizes!  In addition to the Blood Drive, there will be Food Trucks: CASA DEL BAYOU, BE BLESSED BBQ, and MAMA ROSE ITALIAN ICE set up outside.  Even if you cannot donate, come by and show us your support,  and fill your bellies. 

To schedule a donation time, please go to WWW.GIVEBLOOD.ORG Or contact Amy Lindley 598-2450 (Center Police Dept)  or Leah Chase 598-5600(Shelby County SO)

 

Watch LIVE: Roughrider Baseball v Carthage

 

The Roughrider Sports Team will broadcast the final game of the Roughrider Baseball Season tonight as the Roughriders take on the rival Carthage Bulldogs in Carthage.  Game begins at 7:00, Pregame begins at 6:40.

 

Special guests include Coach Kyle Thornell, senior Collin Jones (in pregame), State Essay Finalist Cecily Gibson (during the game), and the Ford Tough Player of the Game (during postgame).

 

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

Shelbyville Dragon Band Wins UIL Sweepstakes Award

 

On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Shelbyville High School Dragon Band Competed in the UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest in Bullard. The band received 1st Divisions (Superior) in each portion of the contest. Judge Brandon Brewer of Princeton High School wrote that “this an outstanding band”.

 

When combined with the bands 1st Division ratings at UIL Marching Contest in November, the Band is awarded the Sweepstakes Award by UIL. The band was a finalist at the UIL State Military Marching Contest in December.

 

 

Shelbyville Spring Band Concert

Shelbyville Band Concert tonight, April 29, 2021 @ 6:30 pm in the S.I.S.D. Gym/Band Hall Complex

$1,000 Reward Offered In Case of Missing UTV

Polaris Ranger stolen off ranch near Timpson

 

Shelby County, Texas — Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is offering a $1,000 reward for information about a missing Polaris Ranger, according to Special Ranger Larry Hand.

 

Hand says the green 2021 Polaris Ranger model 1000 four-wheel drive was taken off a ranch north of Timpson in Shelby County on or around April 16. The UTV is equipped with side-by-side single row seating and an aluminum toolbox. The vehicle identification number ends in 016771.

 

Anyone with information on this theft is urged to contact Hand at 903-592-5252 call the Operation Cow Thief tip line at 817-916-1775. Hand says all information is kept confidential, and tips may be provided anonymously. The reward money will be paid to an individual or divided between individuals who provide information leading to the arrest or indictment of the responsible party.

Joaquin's Victoria Byrd is State Bound in 3 Events

 

The 2A Region 3 Track Meet was hosted by Palestine High School this past weekend, and Joaquin's, Victoria Byrd, was the Region 3 Champion in three events ( Long Jump, 100m, 200m) qualifying her for the state meet. She set the bar high in long jump with a mark of 18'3", which is her best mark of the season. She also set PRs in the regional prelims in the 100m with a time of (12.28) and in the 200m with a time of (25.3). She has established herself as one of the fastest in 2A in the state. She will compete at the State Track Meet on, May 7th, at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. We are PROUD of her, and wish her the best at the state competition.

 

 

Flags Returned to Full Staff

Former Vice President Walter Mondale's funeral services are being scheduled for September. Flags at the White House and Federal Capitol have been returned to full-staff

Joaquin Lady Ram Softball Playoff Information

2021 Joaquin Lady Ram Softball Playoffs

Joaquin vs Douglass

Bi- District Round

Site: Nacogdoches High School

Game 1: Friday April 30th 6:00pm

Game 2: Saturday May 1st 1:00pm

Game 3: Will Follow Game 2 If Needed    

Tri-County Produce Drop

Tri County harvest for homes will have a produce drop tomorrow morning at 9:00 Ivan Smith parking lot near old sombreros restaurant 

El Camino Real Sale on the Trail

Don’t miss the 13th Annual

El Camino Real Sale on the Trail

Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8.

 

Over 100 miles of bargains along the El Camino Real, Louisiana Highway 6 and Texas Highway 21 from Natchitoches to Nacogdoches.

 

For more details, on how to set up and sell in downtown San Augustine please call Main Street at 936-275-3172.  

 

Shop & Enjoy exciting events in Natchitoches, Many, Toledo Town, Milam, San Augustine and Nacogdoches during the Sale on the Trail

Center Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale

Center Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale will be Friday, May 7 starting at 8:00 am on the west side of the Center Square. We will be offering hearty natives and bedding plants as well as our own bulbs and cuttings at great prices.

Grill Fest Winners and Sponsors

Chicken

1st place - ($1000) Real Smoke BBQ from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Duane Anderson.

2nd place - ($500) BBQ Skank. Head cook was Janna Smelley.

3rd place - ($250) Dun-In-Time BBQ from Hallsville, TX. Head cook was Nick Dunin.

4th place - ($200) East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

5th place - ($100) Double S Smokers from Houston, TX. Head cook was Mike Seely.

6th place - ($50) Smoking Tugs from Rusk, TX. Head cook was Jason Haynes.

7th place - ($50) Tipsy Texans from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Joshua Campbell.

8th place - ($50) Shelby Insurance Agency from Center, TX. Head cook was Will Lucas.

9th place - ($50) Pigs & Cows Gone Wild from Shreveport, LA. Head cook was Mike Steele.

10th place -($50) Bayou BBQ from Monroe, LA. Head cook was Benjy Lewis.

 

Pork Spare Rib

1st place - ($1000) Dun-In-Time BBQ from Hallsville, TX. Head cook was Nick Dunin.

2nd place - ($500) East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

3rd place - ($250) Belrose Real Bit BBQ from Logansport, LA. Head cook was Tim Belrose.

4th place - ($200) Farmers State Bank from Center, TX. Head cook was Brian Dean.

5th place - ($100) East Texas Slab Doctors from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Jeremy Snider.

6th place - ($50) Smoking Tugs from Rusk, TX. Head cook was Jason Haynes.

7th place - ($50) Pigs & Cows Gone Wild from Shreveport, LA. Head cook was Mike Steele.

8th place - ($50) Double S Smokers from Houston TX. Head cook was Mike Seely.

9th place - ($50) Real Smoke BBQ from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Duane Anderson.

10th place - ($50) BBQ Skank. Head cook was Janna Smelley.

 

Brisket

1st place - ($1000) East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce

2nd place - ($500) Tipsy Texans from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Joshua Campbell.

3rd place - ($250) Unknown

4th place - ($200) Pigs & Cows Gone Wild from Shreveport, LA. Head cook was Mike Steele.

5th place - ($100) Real Smoke BBQ from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Duane Anderson.

6th place - ($50) East Texas Slab Doctors from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Jeremy Snider.

7th place - ($50) BBQ Skank. Head cook was Janna Smelley.

8th place - ($50) Thin Blue Smoke from Mt. Pleasant, TX. Head cook was Brandon Fulcher.

9th place - ($50) Bayou BBQ from Monroe, LA. Head cook was Benjy Lewis.

10th place - ($50) BBQ Skank. Head cook was Janna Smelley.

 

Beans

1st place - East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

2nd place – Pilgrims Pride from Lufkin, TX. Head cook was James Wright.

3rd place – Shelby Savings Bank from Center, TX. Head cook was Clay Blacksher.

4th place - Bayou BBQ from Monroe, LA. Head cook was Benjy Lewis.

5th place – Blowin’ Smoke BBQ from Spring, TX. Head cook was Adam Bradshaw.

6th place – Smoking Tugs from Rusk, TX. Head cook was Jason Haynes.

7th place – Real Smoke BBQ from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Duane Anderson

8th place – Double S Smokers from Houston, TX. Head cook was Mike Seely.

9th place – East Texas Slab Doctors from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Jeremy Snider.

10th place – W & W Texas BBQ from Center, TX. Head cook was Preston Whitney.

 

Dessert

1st place - East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

Beverage

1st place – East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

 

Grand Champion – East Texas Smokers from Timpson, TX. Head cook was Scotty Bryce.

Reserve Grand Champion – Real Smoke BBQ from Tenaha, TX. Head cook was Duane Anderson.

Washer Pitching Tournment - Kerry West and John Yarborough

42 Tournament - Kyle and Kaylie Bush

 

Thank you to ALL our Generous

Sponsors!

Farmers State Bank

Shelby Savings Bank

City of Center

Badders Law Firm

Pilgrims Pride

Tyson Foods

Rapid Payday & Title Pro

Raymond Motor Company

Republic Service

C&J A/C and Electrical

Ace Hardware

B & S A/C and Heating

Bob’s Pawn and Gun Shop

BTS Disposal, LLC

Light and Champion

4C Electrical Services

Despino Tires

H&R Block 

H   Hughes Florist

 

Shelby County Shooters Meeting

The annual meeting of Shelby County Shooter, Inc: Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Meeting place: T/R's Steaks and More on Hurst St. Center, TX.

 

Items of business will include election of officers, financial reports, club activity reports.

 

Current memberships expire May 01, 2021.

 

More information call: 936-590-2939 or come by 330 Tenaha St. Center, TX

Pond Day

 

            “Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture.  To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 6th, 2021 with registration starting at 5:30pm.  The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.  

 

            Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Control Using Biological Methods, Water Quality and Stocking rates.”  Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes.

 Lane Dunn, CEA/AGNR will cover Weed Identification, Control and Proper Timing Using Aquatic Herbicides. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality.  Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.

 

            The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center.  Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road).  Turn at brown pipe fence on left.  Please bring lawn chairs.  No registration fee will be charged. 

            Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 IPM and 1 Gen.) towards the requirements for the private applicators license.  Please R.S.V.P. by April 28, 2021 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes.  The meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane.

 

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 one week prior to the program or event. 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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

Blood Drive

 

 

Tory Barnes Named New Athletics Director and Head Football Coach

The San Augustine ISD Board of Trustees have named San Augustine Football Offensive Coordinator and head basketball coach, Tory Barnes as the new AD and head football coach for the Wolves. Barnes is an alum and has coached at San Augustine for 15 years.

Tenaha Track Update

Today, April 23, 2021-Track Moved due to weather.

Saturday, April 24, 2021-Track in Palestine (Regional’s)

Monday, April 26, 2021-Palestine Track Finals

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

The Boil water notice for East Lamar Water Supply #2100006 has been rescinded.

Angelina/Sabine National Forest Trout Creek/Buck Creek Compartments 79/81/85 4-22-2021

Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Angelina National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in Compartments 79/81/85, Blocks A&B&C in Jasper County.  This area is located in the Ebenzer Park Area near Hwy 255 and Hwy 63.

 

Please see the attached map of the projected burn areas.  Winds will be SE @ 7-10 mph.

Ignition time of 1000 and completion estimated at 1900.

 

Band Booster Meeting

The Shelbyville Band Boosters will have a meeting on Monday, April26th, at 6 PM in the Band Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Sabine County Beekeepers Meeting

The Sabine County Beekeepers will meet for our monthly meeting on Monday May 3rd. 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.

 

Joaquin Softball Game Date Change

The Joaquin Lady Ram softball game vs. Beckville originally scheduled for Friday, April 23rd has been moved to Monday, April 26th at 5:30 p.m. in Joaquin.  Senior girls will also be recognized at this time prior to the start of the game. Submitted by: Steven McCann, Womens AD

Humble Build-off

Shelbyville High School students 

Gage Thompson, Grady Clay and Logan Williams place 5th out of 20 teams Saturday April 17th at the Northern Tool Build-off in Humble TX. All three students were awarded a $1,000 scholarship. 

 

Congratulations!  Dragon Proud!

Flag Half Staff Alert

Presidential Proclamation has been issued.

 

"Today, our Nation mourns the loss of one of our Nation’s most dedicated patriots and public servants. Walter Frederick “Fritz” Mondale served the people of Minnesota as their Attorney General from 1960-1964, as a United States Senator from 1964-1976, as Vice President of the United States from 1977-1981, and as the United States Ambassador to Japan from 1993-1996.

 

As a mark of respect for Walter Mondale and his life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 7 of title 4, United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations". 

 

Day of interment has not yet been established.

 

Read the Proclamation here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/20/a-proclamation-on-the-death-of-walter-mondale/ 

 

All flags flying with the United States Flag should also be lowered. If you have a flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black ribbon or cord to the top of the mast

Dr. Tom Jones donates dental equipment to Panola College

 

 

Dr. Tom Jones of Carthage donated a variety of dental equipment to Panola College that will be used for hands-on skills training by the dental assisting program. The equipment – which includes dental chairs, dental tools and other instruments – came from Dr. Jones’s dental office following his retirement earlier this year.

“Panola College is extremely grateful for the equipment that was donated by Dr. Jones,” said Whitney McBee, the Workforce and Continuing Education Director at Panola College. “Each donated item will be of high value to the students in the dental assisting program, as they will be able to use the equipment for hands-on training that will help prepare them for the workforce.”

 

The dental assisting program, which is a part of Panola College’s Workforce and Continuing Education department, is 64 hours and takes students approximately 12 weeks to complete. Upon completion of the program, students sit for a national exam in order to become a national dental assistant.

“This donation by Dr. Jones goes above and beyond what we could have imagined,” said Cherilyn Caraway, who is a registered dental assistant and the instructor of the program. “I know that Dr. Jones has a passion for education, and we are all so appreciative of this generous gift.”

 

The complete list of equipment donated includes: two amalgam mixers, two autoclaves, automatic film developer, casting vibrator for pouring models, chemicals for film processor and ultrasonic, curing light, three dental chair units, three dental lights, dental x-ray units, intraoral camera system, intraoral x-ray units, restorative instruments, ultrasonic for instruments, ultrasonic scaler, x-ray equipment including film holders, and dental instruments including explorers, scalers, curettes, explorers, hemostats and suction tips.

 

Watch LIVE tonight: Roughrider Baseball on TWITCH

The Roughrider Sports Team is proud to announce it is carrying the Rider Baseball District Season!

 

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

 

Special guests include Coach Kyle Thornell, starting pitcher Jase Bird, the members of the 4x100 and 4x200 Area Champion Relay team and the Ford Tough 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

Shelby County Outreach Ministries Raffle Fundraiser

Shelby County Outreach Ministries are selling Raffle Tickets for a 2021 Kawasaki Mule SX 4x4!  We are selling them now and will have the drawing on the last day of the 2021 Poultry Festival.  Tickets are $20 each OR 6 tickets for $100.  You can purchase tickets at any Shelby County Outreach Ministries location.  We will also have a booth set up at the Poultry Festival.  For more information, give us a call at 936-598-4990.  

 
 

Tennis Regional Qualifiers

On Monday, April 12th, the Joaquin High School Tennis team competed in the District Tennis Tournament. 

 

The players qualifying for regionals are:

Timothy Mason- 1st Place in Boy's Singles

Juan Gomez and Angel Gonzalez- 1st Place in Boy's Doubles

Marshall Fry and Stormy Runnels- 2nd Place in Mixed Doubles

Whitney Garrett and Mariel Luna- 2nd Place in Girl's Doubles

 

Also winning medals were:

Shanya Norris- 3rd Place in Girl's Doubles

Addy Ballard and Luke Hernandez- 3rd Place in Mixed Doubles

Chase Rice- 4th Place in Boy's Singles

 

The boys team won the Boy's Overall District Title

 

Congrats to all of the players that competed and Good luck at regionals!

Senior Site Fundraiser Thanks

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries and its Meals on Wheels program would like to thank everyone who purchased a BBQ plate for the fundraiser.  Because of your donations, the fundraiser was a remarkable success.  Your contributions help us continue to provide food for homebound senior citizens in Shelby County as well as check on them to make sure they are doing well.  If you would like to contribute to Meals on Wheels, call us at 598-7768.  Thank you once again for your support. 

Boil Water Notice for East Lamar Water Supply

 

Due to a break/leak and necessary repair to the water line for CR 1440, 1443 at FM 138, the Texas Commission on Enviromental Quality has required the East Lamar Water Supply #2100006 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption, washing hands, face, brushing teeth, drinking etc.

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking or human consumption purposes. The Water should be brought to a vigerous rolling boil and boiled for 2 minutes.

 

When notice is no longer needed, the system will issue a notice to recind the boil notice.

 

If you have questions, you may contact Pres. Chris Andrews at 936-591-1433 or J. Butler, Office Manager at 936-598-9780.

CHS Spring Break Success: Academics, Track, Horse Judging, Tennis (update)

UIL Academics - STATE QUALIFIERS

 

Computer Science (3rd place team)

Joshua Clark (1st Place individual)

Damien Horton

Maria Alvarado

Higino Zamarron

 

Journalism (3rd place team)

 

News

Andrea Morales (1st)

 

Editorial 

Cecily Gibson (5th, state alternate)

 

Pros

Kristen Orsak (3rd)

 

 

Girls Track - REGIONAL QUALIFIERS 

 

4x100 Meter Relay (4th)

JaKayla Parks

Americus Sparks

Tazaria Hill 

Shakaidria Hubbard

 

4x200 Meter Relay (3rd)

Mahalia Ratcliff

Americus Sparks

JaKayla Parks

Tazaria Hill

 

4x400 Meter Relay (4th)

Mahalia Ratcliff

Americus Sparks

Jakayla Parks

Tazaria Hill

 

300 Meter Hurdles

Mahalia Ratcliff (1st)

 

High Jump

Jakayla Parks (3rd)

 

Shot Put 

Alexandria Patton (1st)

 

Triple Jump 

Shakaidria Hubbard (4th)

 

Boy's Track - REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

 

4x100 Meter Relay (2nd)

Marques Hall

Keomadre Redd Horace

Jermaine Preston

Keyshawn Hoyt

 

4x200 Meter Relay (1st)

Marques Hall

Keomadre Redd Horace

Jermaine Preston

Keyshawn Hoyt

 

Throwing Discus

Steven Gibson (2nd)

 

 

Horse Judging - STATE QUALIFIERS

 

Congrats to Josh Stephenson for placing in the top 10 at region 5 high school rodeo in steer wrestling. This qualifies Josh for state in the Texas High School Rodeo Association. 

 

Spring break was a big week for the horse judging team. They started the week off at the Area 9 competition. The team was 1st in the piney woods district and second in area. Kennedy Bush was overall high point individual in district and 3rd in area. Josh Stephenson was 6th in district and tied for 10th in area. This advanced the team to the state FFA contest. 

 

At the end of the week the team competed at the district 5 4-H competition. The team placed second overall. All four team members placed in the top 10 individually. Kaleigh Pratt was 3rd, Kennedy Bush was 4th, Josh Stephenson was 5th, and Imari Bell was 7th. This advanced the team to the state 4-H contest. 

 

To our knowledge, this is the first time the same four-man team, with the same coach, advanced to State FFA and State 4-H in the same event in the same year! Team members are Kennedy Bush, Josh Stephenson, Kaleigh Pratt, and Imari Bell. They are coached by Mrs. Coker. Congrats team!

 

Tennis - REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

 

Varsity results

 

Boys singles:

Lance Holloway - 2nd place

Ryan Jones - 4th place

 

Girls singles:

Arista Lee - 4th place

Kelly Bridges - 9th

 

Boys doubles:

 

Ian Williams / JackCallen Watlington - 1st place

Ethan McElroy / Connor McCauley - 4th place

 

Girls doubles:

Emilee Elliott / Sarah Scull - 1st place

Sayre Hall / Reese Cockrell - 2nd place

 

Mixed doubles:

Zac Denby / Lanie Hooks - 2nd place

Collin Jones / Brooke Gaddy - 3rd place

 

JV results

 

Boys singles:

Braiden Walker - 2nd place

Ryker Tomlin - 3rd place

 

Girls singles:

Jalen Postell - 1st place

Gracie Burch - 3rd place

 

Boys doubles:

Charlie Corbell / Hunter Cooper - 2nd place

Nathan Creech / Ryan Arndt - 3rd place

 

Girls doubles:

Kaylee Olivas / Kate Ford - 2nd place

Autumn Andrusick / Emilie Rojas - 3rd place

 

Mixed doubles:

John Ford / Chloe Rachal - 2nd place

 

Varsity and JV team points earned the Riders District Championship overall in both Boys and Girls.  Go Riders!!!

 

CISD SHAC Volunteers Needed

 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AT CISD

 The CISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is seeking 8 new members for the 2021 -2023 term (1 and 2 year terms). Parents, guardians and community members play a vital role in the district-wide implementation of our coordinated school health program. This a 1 or 2-year term commitment. Council members are critical for recommendations, proposals, or action items and working group participation as well as votes conducted during our 4 annual SHAC meetings. Meetings typically last 1 hour from 8-9 am.

 

What is a SHAC?

According to the Texas Department of State and Health Services (DSHS), “a SHAC is a group of individuals representing segments of the community, appointed by the school district to serve at the district level, to provide advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The SHAC will assist the district in ensuring that local community values are reflected in the district's health education instruction.”

Benefits of having a SHAC:

• SHAC addresses the health needs of students, helps meet district performance goals and alleviates financial constraints.

• SHAC plays an important role in communicating the connection between health and learning to school administrators, parents and community stakeholders.

 • SHAC can help parents and community stakeholders reinforce the health knowledge and skills children need to make healthy choices for a lifetime. 

 

Please see attached application for more information and  important dates.

Committee will accept Applications by fax, email, or in person until 3pm on April 26, 2021

 

 

CENTER ISD *SHAC APPLICATION*

Return Completed Forms no later than APRIL 23, 2021 in person, by mail, by fax, or email to:

Center ISD Administration Office 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935, Attn: SHAC Committee

Email completed form to: Lindsay.montario@centerisd.org

Fax completed form to: 936-598-1529 Attn: Lindsay Montario

 

Applicant Name-Please Print ___________________________________________Date of Application _______________

Home Phone _______________________Work Phone ______________________ Cell Phone______________________

Address _____________________________________________City___________________________ Zip Code________

Ethnicity_____________________________________ E-Mail Address_________________________________________

Select as many as apply:

__Parent of CISD student(s) attending (check all that apply)

< >F.L. MOFFETTCenter Elementary SchoolCenter Middle School Center High School Civic GroupHuman Services ClergyGovernment

___Business owner or representative

___Mental Health Professional

___Health Profession, please specify_______________________

___Professional Educator

___Other professional (e.g. public media, attorney, law enforcement, etc), please specify _________________________

 

Please include the following information: (continue on additional paper if necessary)

Activities /Community service participation and duration of service:___________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

What experiences or qualifications will you bring to SHAC? __________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

Why are you interested in serving on SHAC?______________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

List any goals that you may have for SHAC involvement:_____________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 Signature:________________________________________________________________________ Date:____________

 

 

 

 

 

FFA State Qualifiers


The Joaquin FFA Wool and Meats Teams competed at their Area Contest on April 16-17 at Texas A&M University. Both teams are Advancing to the STATE contest!  The Meats Team finished as District Champions and Reserve Area Champions. Team members include : Cullen Freeman, Kace Sherrod, Jackson Thomas, Mason Hughes, Shelby Freeman, Leah Watson.
 

 

 

Joaquin ISD Baseball Update

Baseball Game Update: 

Due to the Regional Track and Tennis meets this week, we will play Timpson in a double header on Thursday starting at 4:00 PM at Joaquin. Submitted by: Wade Lawson, Mens Athletic Director

Shelbyville High School Boys and Girls 2021 Regional Track Qualifiers

Regional Track Qualifiers who made it to Regional Track Meet and will compete this coming Friday and Saturday, April 23-24  in Palestine TX.  Congratulations and Good Luck at Regionals! 

 

 

Regional Qualifiers

 

Grady Clay

Eli Taylor

JaKory Standly 

Kate Lawson

Neena Smith

Kiana Bennett

Gracie Leach

Liela Klein

Emily Pharris

Aliana Haley

Kioua Gates

Makayja Horton

Maisey Swindle

 

Coach Augustus Moore and Coach Kathy Marshall

Flag Half Staff Alert

Presidential Proclamation has been issued:

 

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2021".

 

See Proclamation at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/16/a-proclamation-on-honoring-the-victims-of-the-tragedy-in-indianapolis-indiana/ 

 

All flags flying with the United States Flag should also be lowered. If you have an outside flag that cannot be lowered, respect can be shown by tying a black cord or ribbon to the top of the mast.

The Pantry now offering baby-related items to SFA students in need

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Pantry, Stephen F. Austin State University’s on-campus resource to help students in need, recently added baby supplies to its shelves with help from SFA’s Organization for Women's Leadership and Equity.

 

“We learned last fall that there was a need for baby-related items in the food pantry on campus, but those were not being stocked,” said Dr. Heather Olson Beal, OWLE faculty co-chair and a professor of education studies.

 

OWLE worked with staff members in SFA’s Division of Student Affairs to develop a process to inventory and stock these items. Then the organization held a baby product drive to fill The Pantry’s shelves.

 

“Many of our members are mother-scholars themselves, so helping SFA students with babies and toddlers is personal for us,” said Sarah Sanchez, visiting lecturer of dance and chair of OWLE’s Mentoring, Outreach and Membership Committee, which manages the inventory of baby-related items for The Pantry.

 

Diapers, baby bottles, pacifiers, bibs and more were collected during the drive.

 

All registered SFA students are eligible for food and baby supply distributions. To request baby items, students need to complete the online form at sfasu.edu/studentaffairs/1319.asp.

 

For more information on The Pantry’s donation and volunteer needs, visit sfasu.edu/studentaffairs/1319.asp.

 

 

The Pantry, Stephen F. Austin State University’s on-campus resource to help students in need, recently added baby supplies to its shelves with help from SFA’s Organization for Women's Leadership and Equity. All registered SFA students are eligible for food and baby supply distributions. Photo by Sarah Sanchez

Tenaha Baseball Game Cancelled

Tenaha vs Woden Baseball Game cancelled due to weather. Will be rescheduled for next week

Tenaha Baseball Game Update

Tenaha 's Friday's Baseball Game has been relocated to Woden at 3:30 pm due to weather conditions

Washer Pitching Tournament and 42 Tournament at Grill Fest

 

Join the Fun at Grill Fest next weekend, April 23 & 24.  In addition to sampling great barbeque you can participate in the Washer Pitching Tournament and the 42 Tournament, both Sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank.

 

Both events will be held on Friday evening this year.  The Washer Pitching Tournament will begin after the cook meeting (approximately 7:00pm).  Exact start time will be announced soon.  It is $10.00 per person to participate and the winner takes the jackpot prize.

 

The 42 Tournament will start Friday evening as well.  Registration begins at 6:30 and the Tournament begins at 7:00.  Registration fee is $10.00 per person/$20.00 per team.  Winner takes the jackpot prize.

 

All Grill Fest activities will take place at the Rodeo Arena on Highway 7 East rain or shine.  We will be under the cover if it is raining.  Grill Fest 2021 is Sponsored by Farmers State Bank. 

 

Farm Pond Program Planned

 

 

“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture.  To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 6th, 2021 with registration starting at 5:30pm.  The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.   

 

Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Control Using Biological Methods, Water Quality and Stocking rates.”  Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes.

 Lane Dunn, CEA/AGNR will cover Weed Identification, Control and Proper Timing Using Aquatic Herbicides. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality.  Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.

 

The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center.  Take 96 South for 3 miles toward San Augustine, turn left on CR 1006 (Old City Lake Road).  Turn at brown pipe fence on left.  Please bring lawn chairs.  No registration fee will be charged. 

 

Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 IPM and 1 Gen.) towards the requirements for the private applicators license.  Please R.S.V.P. by April 28, 2021 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes.  The meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane.

        

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 one week prior to the program or event. 

 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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

Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Treated to Barbeque Dinner

The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was treated to a barbeque dinner on Monday, April 12th by the Joaquin City Council as a "thank you" for the department's hard work and selfless service to the community throughout a very difficiult year in 2020. In addition to the challenges presented by the COVID 19 pandemic, the JVFD also responded to an above average number of structure fires as well as high water rescues during the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. This service continued into 2021 with multiple unprecedented winter weather events. Councilman Jesse Griffith spoke for the Council, saying "No matter what the call was, these guys were here to answer it. Our EMRs (Emergency Medical Responders) had to adapt on the fly with how they handled medical calls, and they have dealt with several severe weather events. They're always here, day or night."

 

The Fire Department responded by giving the Council, as well as members of the Joaquin Public Safety Development Corporation Board who were on hand a sneak peek at the latest addition to the JVFD fleet. Engine ! arrived in mid-March and has since been put in service at Central Fire Station in downtown Joaquin. Engine 1 was built by E-ONE of Ocala, Florida on a 2020 International Durastar chassis. It is the first specifically designed rescue engine in Shelby County, meaning it is capable of responding to a variety of incidents, including structure fires, traffic accidents, medical emergencies, structural collapses, and more. It carries a full set of battery powered hydraulic resuce tools (aka "the Jaws of Life), as well as a full set of vehicle stabilization jacks and struts, 1260 feet of 3" supply hose, and 450 feet of preconnected attack lines. It is also equipped with an onboard Class A foam system to augment a 1250 GPM pump and a 1000 gallon booster tank. The truck was acquired through a FAS (Foreign Agriculture Service) grant, which is a United States Department of Agriculture program.

 

The sale price of the truck was just over $389,000, but through the grant program, cost to the taxpayers of the Joaquin area was under $6,000.  The Joaquin Public Safety Corporation funded the new equipment that went on the truck. The Joaquin VFD is expecting to schedule an open house in the near future to show off Engine 1 to the public. That event will coincide with the kickoff of our 2021 fundraiser raffle, which will feature multiple high end items that will give supporters multiple opportunities to win. Stay tuned to local media as well the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page for future announcements. 

 

 

 

 

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Listen to and believe the children in your life. Only a small percentage of children tell if they are being abused. Learn what to do if a child makes an outcry of abuse https://bit.ly/3cYLYKG.

#ChildAbuseAwareness #ChildAbusePrevention#EndChildSexualAbuse 

Piney Woods Photographic Society Meetings

There will be a PWPS monthly meeting this Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church, 211 Porter St., Center, TX. , starting at 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  There will be a workshop of "Better Flower Photography" and the April Challenge will be member's photographs submitted for voting on "Flight".  These photographs will highlight birds or other things in flight.  

 

To learn more about club memberships or photos, visit our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/PineyWoodsPhoto.  

Visitors are always welcomed to drop in and visit at our next regularly scheduled meeting, which is always the third Saturday of the month.

For information, contact Billie F. Jones, billiejones602@gmail.com.

Tri-County Produce Drop

Tri County Harvest for Homes Produce Drop

On April 14 

9:30am

Ivan Smith parking lot near old sombreros restaurant

2 men arrested in connection with death of missing Nacogdoches man

 

By Gary Bass | April 12, 2021 at 1:06 PM CDT - Updated April 12 at 1:06 PM

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 20-year-old Nacogdoches man who was last heard from on April 3.

Bryan Joshua Johnson, 30, is being held in the San Augustine County Jail, and David Earl Whitehead, 31, of Nacogdoches County, is being held at the Nacogdoches County Jail. Both men have been charged with murder.

According to a press release, San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office deputies started assisting the Nacogdoches Police Department on a missing person investigation on April 5. Aaron Wayne Ainsworth was reported missing by his mother, who told authorities that her son had not been heard from since April 3.

Pictured is Aaron Ainsworth. (Source: San Augustine County Sheriff's Office)

Pictured is Aaron Ainsworth. (Source: San Augustine County Sheriff's Office) (Source: San Augustine County Sheriff's Office)

The other agencies that assisted with the investigation included the Texas Rangers, the San Augustine Police Department, the San Augustine County District Attorney’s Office, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, the Garrison Police Department, and the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office.

“Through the course of the investigation, information was discovered, and evidence was obtained that revealed Aaron Ainsworth had been murdered,” the press release stated. “Thirty-one-year-old David Earl Whitehead of Nacogdoches County and 30-year-old Bryan Joshua Johnson were developed as suspects.”

Texas Rangers and NCSO investigators interviewed Whitehead at the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office on April 7.

During the interview, Whitehead allegedly confessed that he and Johnson killed Ainsworth and left his body where the murder occurred. Whitehead said he was under the influence of narcotics at the time, and he couldn’t remember the exact location of Ainsworth’s body, the press release stated.

On April 8, Texas Rangers interviewed Johnson at the San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office. John told authorities that he and Whitehead killed Ainsworth, the press release stated. He also allegedly claimed to not remember the location because he was under the influence of drugs when the murder occurred.

On April 7 and 8, law enforcement officers from multiple agencies in Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, and Angelina counties searched for Ainsworth and the crime scene. Authorities located Ainsworth’s remains in a rural area of San Augustine County north of Bronson at about 1 p.m. on April 8.

San Augustine Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Sheila Ponder ordered an autopsy be performed on Ainsworth’s body.

“No additional information will be made public,” the press release stated.

Copyright 2021 KTRE. All rights reserved.

2 men arrested in connection with death of missing Nacogdoches man

Pleasant Hill Cemetery Homecoming

 

Homecoming this year will be a little different.  We are asking each family to bring lunch for just your family alone this year. Instead of our usual big spread for everyone to share. We will be outside so there is plenty room to social distance. Masks are welcome if you want. Hand sanitizer will be available. We will be unveiling the Historical Marker at Homecoming this year. As years go by, fewer people attend homecoming and less donations are received. Each year the expenses have increased.  This cemetery depends on donations for its upkeep. If you can’t attend this year, please take this time and send in  your donation to ensure that the Pleasant Hill Cemetery will continue to be taken care of in a manner that shows respect to the ones buried here.

 

DONATIONS MAY BE MAILED TO:

Pleasant Hill Cemetery

P.O. Box 91

Shelbyville, TX 75973

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.

 

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. The Registration fee is $200 for the meat category.  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.                                        

Strong Homecoming Canceled

 

Strong Cemetery’s annual homecoming is canceled this year.

Lone Star Dutch Oven Society Dutch Oven Cooking

The Toledo Bend Chapter of the Lone Star Dutch Oven Society will be cooking April 17th, and every 3rd Saturday at the Huxley Fire Department. The public is invited to eat and learn about the art of dutch oven cooking and if up to the challenge become a member. We start cooking about 9:00 am and have pots on the table at 12 noon. Bring your lawn chairs and join us. Call James at 409-625-4787 for more information.

JHS Softball Game Time Change

 

The start time for the Joaquin softball game at Garrison today (04/09) has been changed to 4:00 p.m. 

Submitted by: Steven McCann, Womens Athletic Director

Athletic Events: 4/12-4/16

Monday 

  • Tennis UIL District in Hudson

Tuesday

  • Tennis UIL District in Hudson
  • Softball vs Hudson in Center (JV/V)
  • Baseball vs Hudson in Center (JV/V)

Wednesday

  • Area Track Meet in Madisonville

Friday

  • Softball vs Hudson in Hudson (JV/V)
  • Baseball vs Hudson in Hudson (JV/V)

Girls Track named District Champions, Varsity/Softball Game Changes (Update)

 

Game Changes

Varsity Softball will start at 4:30 tonight due to weather conditions. No JV softball game. 

 

Track

 

 

 

Center Lady Riders Track & Field

2021 17AAAA District Champs!

 

4 X 100 Meter Relay (1st )                            100 Meters                                         800 Meter Run

Tazaria Hill, JaKayla Parks                             Shakaidria Hubbard (1st)                     Yuliania Garcia (3rd)

Americus Sparks, Shakaidria Hubbard           Jadan Sanford (4th)                             Gabby Whisnant( 4th)

 

 

4 X 200 Meter Relay (1st)                                          400 Meters    

Tazaria Hill, JaKayla Parks                                         Gabby Whisnant (2nd)

Americus Sparks, Mahalia Ratcliff

 

300 M Hurdles                                                           200 Meters                             1600 Meters  

Mahalia Ratcliff (1st)                                                   Tazaria Hill (2nd)                    Yuliana Garcia (3rd)                              

                                   

 

4 X 400 Meter Relay   (1st)                                       Shot Put                                 High Jump

Americus Sparks, JaKayla Parks                                 Aniyah Boykins (1st)              JaKayla Parks (3rd)

Gabby Whisnant, Mahalia Ratcliff                             Alexandria Patton (2nd)

                                                                                                                       

 

Discus                                                 Long Jump                                        Triple Jump

Aniyah Boykins (1st)                          JaKayla Parks (5th)                             Shakaidria Hubbard (1st)

Alexandria Patton (6th)                      Shakaidria Hubbard (6th )

                       

All 1st through 4th place winners will move on to the Area meet on April 14 at Madisonville High School.

 

 

 

 

Center J. V. Lady Riders Track & Field

 

 

3200 Meter Run

Jasmine Arena Mateos

 

4 X 100 Meter Relay (1st )                                        100 Meters    

Jordan Samford, R’Leshalin Whaley                          Jordan Samford

Ke’Ambria Mann, Esmerai Hernandez

 

4 X 200 Meter Relay (1st)                                          400 Meters                             300 Meter Hurdles

Jordan Samford, R’Leshalin Whaley                          Nathalie Abella                       Nathalie Abella

Ke’Ambria Mann, Esmerai Hernandez

 

 

1600 Meters

Jasmine Arena Mateos

 

 

Long Jump                                                                  Triple Jump

R’leshalin Whaley (2nd)                                               Jorden Samford (3rd)

Jorden Samford (3rd)

 

 

JHS Baseball Game Time Change for April 9th

The JHS home baseball game vs. Gary scheduled for tomorrow (04/09/20) will be played at 4:30 p.m. There will not be a JV game. 

Submitted by: Wade Lawson, Mens Athletic Director

Sheriff Windham Attends Training At SHSU

Shelby County Sheriff Kevin W. Windham recently completed an extensive training course at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, a division of Sam Houston State University. One of only 18 jail administrators chosen from across Texas, Sheriff Windham spent more than 40 hours in this program learning the professional skills and techniques needed for managing a county jail.

 

The program was provided at no cost to Shelby County or the registrants, through a collaboration of the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, the Texas Jail Association, and the Texas Association of Counties. This training is endorsed by the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas. These elite 18 are returning to their counties with an education in their profession that is unequalled in Texas.

 

The Texas Association of Counties, which provides training to all county officials, is a non-profit professional organization. Sam Houston State University is known nationwide as the premier school for Criminal Justice students. The Texas Jail Association and the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas are professional organizations dedicated to the training and welfare of their members.

 

Sheriffs Association Memberships Being Accepted

 

 

 

Memberships into the Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT) are being mailed out through their headquarters in Austin. The SAT is one of the oldest law enforcement associations in the nation.  The Sheriffs’ Association of Texas met for the first time on August 14, 1874, in the courthouse in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas.  The meeting was called to order by Sul Ross, Sheriff of McLennan County, who later became a notable part of Texas history.

The Sheriffs began annual training conferences in 1878.  These training conferences today are the largest composite gathering of law enforcement officers in Texas.  Sheriffs and other county and local law enforcement officers, federal and state officers, and major industry security personnel attend.

 

The Office of Sheriff in Texas was created by the Texas Constitution. There are 254 Counties in Texas and each county has a Sheriff. By statutes, the Sheriff is a Texas peace officer, a conservator of the peace, enforces the criminal laws of the State, and is responsible for the county jail, bail bonds, civil process, and security of the courts. In some small counties the Sheriff is also the tax collector.

 

The Office of Sheriff is one of the oldest offices known to our system of jurisprudence. Sheriffs are elected to office and serve for a four-year term. The sizes of Texas Sheriff’s offices are as diverse as the population of their counties.

 

“I am so grateful for the citizens of Shelby County who continue to support the Sheriff’s Association,” stated Shelby County Sheriff Kevin Windham.

 

If you are interested in joining the SAT and did not receive membership paperwork in the mail, or if you would like to renew your membership,

 

visit https://www.sheriffstx.org/membership and follow the instructions on the screen.  

Child Abuse Awareness Month

Join us April 9th, 2021 for #GoBlueDay! Be sure to wear your best shade of blue to show support for #ChildAbuseAwareness and the work we do here at Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center!#ChildAbusePrevention #EndChildSexualAbuse

 

 

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Thank you, 

Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center

Heritage Days Vendors & Activities Announced

Heritage Days Vendors& Activities Announced
Preparations are well underway for the 2021 Main Street Heritage Days Event. It will take place on two days this year, Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5. Invitations are out to all categories of vendors to include art, craft, food, informational, and hands-on historical demonstration booths. If you think you might like to participate and/or have questions or ideas to help, please call 936-275-3172 or 936-201-9798.
Some of the vendor items already signed up to come will include, bottle wind chimes, decorative bottles, honey, chicken on a stick, alligator on a stick, shrimp on a stick, funnel cakes, fried Oreos, potatoes twist, cheese sticks, fried pickles, fried mushrooms, fried boudin balls, corn dogs, books on the Lewis Hotel, informational booths, custom made jewelry, bamboo sheets, custom made tumblers, and Pink Zebra line, BBQ turkey legs, brisket sandwiches, ribs, stuffed baked potatoes, stuffed turkey legs, sausage on a stick, and much much more!
Activities already signed up to come to include the kid's barrel train, tractor show, pancake breakfast, kids scavenger hunt, author corner, 1919 Museum open, walk-run, re-enactments, horseshoe farriers, mixed media art displays, cultural heritage displays, professional family photoshoot area, heritage windshield tour, on-stage live entertainment, Dutch oven cooking with samples, beekeepers, and the list goes on! If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please call, we have plenty of space! 936-275-3172 or 936-201-9798. Please watch for weekly updates in the San Augustine Tribune!
The Texas A&M Forest Service will be partnering with us and celebrating their 40th Anniversary! This is late-breaking news! More to come on specific events and activities.
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San Augustine Main Street

P. O. Box 25

San Augustine, TX 75972

(936) 201-9798

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
The mission of the San Augustine Main Street Program is to implement the National Main Street Model Four Point Approach of organization, promotion, design, and economic restructuring to reach the objectives of preserving and promoting historic downtown San Augustine through economic, historic, and cultural revitalization.

SFA's jazz bands to present 'Swingin' At The Brewery' fundraiser

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present their “Swingin’ At The Brewery’ fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 16, at Fredonia Brewery in downtown Nacogdoches.

 

Admission to the outdoor concert is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the SFA School of Music’s jazz program, according to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone and director of the Swingin’ Axes.

 

“When we scheduled our fall concert downtown on the square, we were not sure how well-received it would be,” Scott said. “But we were pleasantly surprised that it sold out. We heard from the community how nice it was to have an outdoor concert, so we wanted to do it again. We have performed once before at the Fredonia Brewery, and we are very grateful to them for hosting us once more. We are not reserving seats this time, so it will be first come, first served.”

 

In memoriam to the late jazz great Sammy Nestico, the Swingin’ Axes will perform Nestico’s “Tribute to Woody,” “Blues Machine” and “Beautiful Friendship.” The Axes will also perform Steve Owen’s “Goombay Smash” as performed by the U.S. Air Force Airmen of Note. Scott will provide vocals on SFA’s own Mike McGowan’s “Mean to Me.” McGowan is adjunct instructor of music theory and jazz studies at SFA.

 

The Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, will perform jazz standards “Splanky” by Neal Hefti and Nestico’s arrangement of “Alright, Okay, You Win.” The Aces will also perform Bob Mintzer’s “Computer” and Mark Taylor’s arraignment of “St. Thomas” by Sonny Rollins.

 

The concert will also feature a performance by the SFA Jazz Doctors, which is a combo group comprised of SFA jazz faculty, including Scott on trombone, Salas on upright bass, McGowan on piano, Larry Greer on guitar, and Jake Walburn and Gary Wurtz on trumpets.

 

Shali’s Indian Kitchen on Wheels will be on site, and the brewery’s Rebellion Pizza will be open. SFA Jazz T-shirts and other merchandise will be available for purchase.

 

Social distancing and face masks are encouraged. The Fredonia Brewery is located at 138 N. Mound St. For additional information, call the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602 or the brewery at (936) 305-5125.

Shelby Co. 4-H & Farm Bureau 1st Responders Appreciation

 

 

On Monday, April 5, 2021 Shelby County 4-H and Shelby County Farm Bureau teamed up to say thank you to our first responders for all their hard work and sacrifices with a First Responders Appreciation Dinner.  

 

 

Men and women from local police, sheriff, and fire departments along with paramedics, state troopers, game wardens and electrical linemen were treated to a hamburger and hotdog dinner complete with chips and cookies.

 

Farm Bureau did a wonderful job preparing the meal, and members of 4-H had a great time bagging and serving the meals to all those who attended.

 

We would like to say a big thank you again to all of those who work so hard and put themselves at risk every day to keep us safe and healthy. 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Tiger News

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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/

 

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

April 8, 2021-Businessmen’s Meeting 11:30 pm; Called Special Board Meeting 5:30 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; Pre-K & Kindergarten Round Up begins

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

 

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Well I know this page is from Gary Athletics but when you see something special, you should share it. This young man, a 7th grader at Tenaha, pole vaulted 13'6" at the district track meet yesterday. Max Garvin had much of the crowd cheering for him as he tried for that 14' mark, which from my understanding is a record in this age group.

Pre-K & Kindergarten Round-Up

Tenaha Elementary School Office

April 12 - 23, 2021

Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Children must be 3, 4, or 5 by September 1.

Please bring the followingText Box: •	Birth Certificate
•	Social Security Card
•	Shot Record
•	Parent Driver's License
•	Proof of Residency

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: ____________________________

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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

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"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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Shelbyville Dragon Baseball Game

The Dragons will host Mt. Enterprise tonight, April 6 @ 5:00 pm in a double-header. The game scheduled for April 9, 2021 has been cancelled.

Thanks

Coach Hubbard

Road Closure

 

County Road 3492 will be closed for repair until further notice

Update On Shooting

 

NACOGDOCHES,TX (April 6, 2021): The Nacogdoches Police Department has made an arrest in the shooting that occurred on March 29, 2021 in the 2700 block of EJ Campbell Blvd.  The Criminal Investigation Division obtained an Aggravated Assault Felony 2 warrant for Aziz Pleasant 19 years of age from Nacogdoches,Tx after obtaining probable cause that he was the suspect that shot Markeith Tryome Roberts.  The suspect turned himself into Nacogdoches Police on April 2, 2021 and is currently out of jail on bond. 

East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Court Prepares For 2021 Scholarship Pageant

 

The 45th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival will be October 7-9 on the historic downtown square.  One of several preliminary festivities is the Queen's Court Scholarship Pageant.

The Queen's Court is comprised of young ladies entering their junior year in a Shelby County high school with a grade point average of 85 or above. Since we were unable to have the Queen’s Court activities and Coronation, we will be including seniors this year to allow anyone who wanted to participate last year the opportunity to participate this year.  An informational meeting will be held on April 26h at 5:30pm at the Community House in Center.  Although applications to participate will not be due until August, anyone planning on participating, or just considering participating, will need to attend the meeting.  Important information regarding dates and wardrobe will be provided at the meeting. Students should listen for announcements on their own campus.

The East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Court program encompasses a month of activities.  The committee creates informational events for the candidates and their escorts to participate in to develop their interpersonal skills.  The program develops responsibility, etiquette, interview skills, conversation skills and their individual personality in varied settings.

The Queen's Court season is made possible in part by Platinum Sponsor, High Roller Wells, LLC.  Gold Sponsors for the Queen’s Court season are Cornerstone Construction, Dazzle Me Pink & Blue and JML Management.

 

 The 45th East Texas Poultry Festival is presented by Farmers State Bank. Festival Gold Sponsors are the City of Center, Pilgrims Pride, Raymond Motor Company and Tyson Foods.

 

For additional information, please call 936.598.3682, email info@shelbycountychamber.com or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.

JV Baseball Game Cancellation

There will not be a Joaquin JV Baseball game tonight (04/06/21). The JHS varsity baseball team will play at Gary at 6:00 p.m.

Bids for Flooring

 

Shelby County Outreach Ministries is seeking bids to replace plywood floors and install laminate flooring.  Please contact Josh Crawford at 598-4990.  All bids need to be turned in by Friday, April 16, 2021.  

Art exhibition canceled

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – An exhibition of works by Center-based artist David Masterson, scheduled to open April 10 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, has been canceled.

 

For information about other upcoming exhibitions hosted by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, call (936) 468-4804 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.

Pfizer Dose # 2 Vaccination Clinic

 

Texas Military Division will be conducting a follow-up, Pfizer, dose #2, COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday April 9th, from 8am-5pm at the John D Windham Civic Center.

This clinic is designated ONLY for those who received their first dose of Pfizer vaccine on  March 19th at the Civic Center that was conducted by the Military.

You must have your CDC vaccination card & picture ID  with you when you come and come at your convenience anytime between 8am-5pm

Shelbyville High School 2021-22 Dance line and Twirlers

2021-2022 Shelbyville Drill Team

(In Alphabetical Order)

Aubree Camp – Lt.

Jennifer Castro

Alana Fuller

McKenzie Gillaspie

Elizabeth Marin

Hallie Merriman

Kendall Murray

Abby Shofner

Ava Silva - Captain

Neena Smith - Lt.

Neera Smith

Kayden Stutts

Izzy Youngblood

 

 

 

2021-2022 Shelbyville Twirling Line

(In Alphabetical Order)

 

Parker Chase

Avery Faulkner – Head twirler

Ashley Wainwright

 

 

CHS Theatre Presents: District Champion MADEA

The CHS Theatre Department presents its District Champion One-Act Play Medea this Thursday April 8 at 7:30 on the stage of the CHS Cafeteria.  Medea is an ancient Greek tragedy, one of the oldest dramatic pieces in history, but its tale of gender inequality, near-sighted selfishness, family dysfunction, and shocking decisions are eerily modern and relevant.  To make the ancient story more relatable, the setting has been changed from pre-Christian Greece to 1950s Georgia.

 

The 40-minute production would be rated PG for intense situations and offstage violence.  Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Sabine National Forest RX Burn: McLemore Hills RX Burn, Compartments 106-108. All Blocks

 

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised a prescribed burn located in the Six Mile Area (McLemore Hills), 2,637 acres (All Blocks), and northeast of TX Hwy 87, off Sabine County Road CCC & Sabine County Road Gateway Meadows.   Winds are predicted from the South, and long range drift may affect some of the areas.”

 

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

Shelbyville VFD Annual BBQ Fundraiser

ATTN SHELBYVILLE AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES:
Shelbyville VFD is having their annual BBQ fundraiser Saturday, April 17th beginning at 11am.  BBQ plates are $10 and include a leg quarter, sausage, beans, potato salad and dessert.  Come see us at the top of the hill in Shelbyville, and take advantage of our drive thru service!  We are accepting dessert donations if you can help with that as well

Krueger Livestock LLC Joins Membership of American Angus Association

 

Krueger Livestock LLC, Center, Texas, is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

 

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 19 million registered Angus.

 

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Media, Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation — help members advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers. 

 

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 23,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.

 

TCCA Board Meeting

 

Tri-County will have a Board Meeting on Monday April 5, 2021 @ 6:30pm

for more information call Yolanda Neal at 936-598-6315 ext 200

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 7th day of April, 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. Proclamation declaring April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month”.

 

  1. Discuss disbursement of the two grants totaling in the amount of $60,000 from Sabine River Authority.

 

  1. Adjourn

Congratulations to the Shelbyville Strutters Drill Team members

Congratulations to the Shelbyville Strutters Drill Team members for 2021-2022. Captain: Ava Silva, Kayden Stutts, Jennifer Castro, Izzy Youngblood, Elizabeth Marin, Lieutenant: Neena Smith, Kendall Murry, Lieutenant: Aubree Camp, Abby Shofner, Alana Fuller, Hallie Merriman, McKenzie Gillaspie, (not pictured) Neera Smith. 

 

SFA's Cole Art Gallery to host Masterson exhibition

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present an exhibition of works by Center-based artist David Masterson opening April 10 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

The exhibition, titled “A Mind Stretched by New Ideas Never Regains its Original Dimensions,” will feature abstract and impressionist large-scale paintings and some sculptures. The works to be displayed are part of two painting series that Masterson has been exploring in the past few years. The "David’s World" series started as a whimsical, fantasy land for children, with the goal of placing paintings in children's hospitals where they would evolve with the patients' input.

The second is Masterson’s "Push Series,” which emerged following a devastating family tragedy. The exhibition is dedicated to his grandchildren, Mason, Tori and Ella, who died in a horrific automobile accident in 2020. His son, the driver of the vehicle, survived but was seriously injured. Initially, after the accident, at which he and his wife were first responders on the scene, Masterson said he thought he would never paint again. But there eventually came “a divine moment” where he felt “pushed to the canvass, and I began to create art like I had never created before.”

“The Push Series started about three months after the accident,” Masterson said. “Day after day I would try and paint, but nothing was there. One day as I stood in front of my painting wall and a fresh 6 x 8 foot white canvas that waited for me, it happened. The kids came down with angels and we all talked and hugged. It was a magical, spiritual moment that is hard to find words to describe. Then Ella ‘pushed’ me towards the canvas and whispered in my ear … ‘paint Poppy.’ So I did. But not like I used to. I needed something to work inside me that would allow the pain and suffering to come out … a space to figure things out, or perhaps not figure out. But I had discovered a process in which, when alone, I could think things through at my own pace, through my art…  Day after day, hour after hour, I would allow myself to become a river, float gently downstream over any and all obstacles … and then become calm, still waters again.”

The “David’s World” series, a project he’s worked on for 20 years, hosts a full array of animals, insects and shapes. It’s a world where people can lose themselves and find magic and mystery, creating their own story as they take in the painting, he said. Unbeknown to children or their families, Masterson often consults with hospital staff at various children’s hospitals to learn certain aspects of a particular child’s life, like a family pet or a favorite toy. Then he paints those objects into one of his giant paintings to personalize it, and the next time the family visits the hospital, they’re in for a colorful, heart-warming surprise with one of his paintings on the hospital wall. He donated four large paintings last year to the burn unit at Shriners Children’s Texas in Galveston.

“Ideally, I envision my David’s World Series on display in children’s hospitals all over the country as a therapeutic alternative for children and their families,” he said. “Children can stare at a  ‘David’s World’ painting and be taken to a place in their imagination that is theirs and theirs alone, as they sit and wait for procedures or lay in their hospital bed, or perhaps in common areas where friends and family can gather and explore paintings filled with color and images.”

 

Masterson attended SFA where he majored in fine art and minored in interior design. He says he is mostly self-taught but credited art professors Gary Parker, Piero Fenci and the late John Daniel for guiding him. Masterson has painted in locations throughout the world, including the Amazon, Negro and Rhine rivers, Thanksgiving Tower, atop a 47-story Dallas skyscraper, along the streets in Amsterdam, stretching a canvas as the sun set on the N?pali Coast in Hawaii, all the while looking to see how far he could take his craft.  Prior to the pandemic, Masterson was showing in multiple juried art fairs across Texas, earning Best of Show in juried shows in Turtle Creek in 2018 and in New Braunfels in 2019. His work resides in many important private collections.

Masterson resides in Center where he operates Davmar Gallery in a renovated 1903 bank building on the downtown square. For more information, visit davidwmasterson.com.

 

Masterson will be in Cole Art Center to discuss his work during Blueberry Festival, Saturday, June 12.  The show runs April 10 through June 12 and is sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, William Arscott and the Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Admission is free.

The Cole Art Center is SFA’s historic gallery located at 329 E. Main Street. For more information, call (936) 468-4804.

 

Works by David Masterson are featured in the exhibition “A Mind Stretched by New Ideas Never Regains its Original Dimensions” showing April 10 through June 12 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

 

SFA to host Conservation Careers Camp

 

 

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Registration is now open for Stephen F. Austin State University’s Conservation Careers Camp hosted by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

 

The camp, held June 20 to 24, is open to students age 14 to 17 who are interested in exploring career opportunities in natural resource management through engaging, hands-on experiences led by SFA professors and industry professionals.

 

“The vision of the Conservation Careers Camp is to have fun while connecting high school students to the forest and natural world,” said Chanelle Svehla, academic advisor in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. “Through hands-on learning programs, campers will gain knowledge about environmental stewardship, land ethics and forest health.”

 

Camp activities will focus on air and water quality monitoring, unmanned aerial vehicle operation, timber cruising, wildlife identification and management techniques, and more. Field trips also will introduce campers to surrounding national forests, as well as properties managed by SFA.

 

“Our camp is a unique opportunity for students to fully immerse themselves in the diverse field of natural resource management and experience what it is like to be a student within our college,” said Dr. Hans Williams, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

 

The cost of the camp, including housing, field trips and dining, is $375. Campers who register prior to April 20 will receive a $100 scholarship toward registration. The registration deadline is May 20.

 

Registration information and required forms can be found at www.sfasu.edu/cccamp. For more information, contact Svehla at Chanelle.Svehla@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-2351.

 

Registration is now open for Stephen F. Austin State University’s Conservation Careers Camp hosted by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture. The camp, held June 20 to 24, is open to students age 14 to 17 who are interested in exploring career opportunities in natural resource management through engaging, hands-on experiences led by SFA professors and industry professionals.

Sabine National Forest 2 RX Burns: Boles Field RX Compts. 18 & 19(Blocks B-D), & East Hamilton RX Compts. 55-57 (Block B only) 04/01/2021

“Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Sabine National Forest, have advised 2 prescribed burns located in Compartments 18 & 19 , Blocks B,C,D, in Shelby County, this area is located in the Boles Field  Area south of FM 2694.  The other prescribe burn is located in Compartment 55/56/57, Block B Only, this area is located in East Hamilton Area south of FM 2261.”

 

Please see the attached map of the projected burn areas.  Winds will be N & NE  @ 6-10 mph.

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