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Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It is celebrated on May 15th of each... more
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GARRISON, Texas – Garrison Volunteer Fire Department shares hope and support for the community byliterally showing their colors when converting an excess 6x6 military truck. The truck was received through theDepartment of Defense Firefighter... more
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The UIL Track and Field State Championships took place this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Junior, Victoria Byrd, brought home 3 individual medals. She earned her first medal in the Long jump competition where she placed 3rd in the event with a jump... more
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Time to Get Those Chick Orders In & Enter the 2021 Poultry Festival 4-H Broiler ShowShelby County Extension is excited to announce we are now acceptingentries for this year’s East Texas Poultry Festival. If you are a youth ingrades 3 rd... more
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Hicks Mortuary is announcing funeral services for Mrs. Lee Vern “Leevern” Williams Stotts Gilliam (82)of Joaquin, Tx transitioned May 4, 2021, at home with family. Mrs. Lee Vern was born to the lateAndrew Williams Sr. and Accie Richardson Williams... more
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Center seniors won $2,000 for project graduation from the Texas Department of Transportation. Ella Shires, Joshua Clark, Autumn Hughes and Kayden Davis designed and constructed a display at Center High School to bring awareness of the effects of... more
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“THE FENDER BENDER”

When I got married I owned a 1950 Chevrolet two-door sedan. It was a
pretty vehicle, and it had served me well during my college days. Now, after
marriage and contemplating starting a family, I felt that a newer, larger car
was in order.
I found a nice used 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air four-door at Butts Chevrolet that
appealed to my new paternal nature. It was black and white with fender
skirts on the rear fenders. Although not air-conditioned, it did have an AM

Things to consider

Greetings to all with the hope that all have been or soon shall be washed in the blood of Christ Jesus. As I
pondered over the many aspects of our lives here on earth, considering the may-ham and all the other
ungodly things taking place in the world at this time in our lives, my phone rang. A recording came on
saying we have been trying to reach you about the warranty on your vehicle that is about to run out, this is

PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST REPORT: THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021

SOWELL, JOHN STEPHEN, II – 18 – ARRESTED BY –
CARTHAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER LOGAN
HARRIS – CHARGE: BURGLARY OF A BUILDING.
SUBJECT WAS RELEASED ON $5,000 PERSONAL
RECOGNIZANCE BOND.

BREVARD, BO FRANKLIN – 22 – ARRESTED BY –
CARTHAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATOR
BRACK LAGRONE – CHARGE: DRIVING WHILE
INTOXICATED. SUBJECT WAS RELEASED ON $1,000
FAST ACTION SURETY BOND.

HOUSED FOR PANOLA COUNTY: 33
HOUSED FOR SHELBY COUNTY: 00

Senator Nichols' 5 Cents

One hundred and thirty-three years ago this month, the present Texas Capitol was formally
dedicated. On May 16, 1888, the dedication ceremony was held with a service, parade, and a
celebration to mark its opening. Over 20,000 people attended the week of festivities. There were
military displays, concerts, drill team competitions, and fireworks. Senator Temple Houston,
Sam Houston's youngest son, accepted the building on behalf of the state.

PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARREST REPORT: WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021

MOODY, ROBERT MICHAEL – 39 – ARRESTED BY –
PANOLA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTY RONNIE
ENDSLEY – CHARGE: PURSUANT TO LOCAL
WARRANT/FAILURE TO APPEAR/AGGRAVATED
ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON. SUBJECT REMAINS
IN CUSTODY.

SMITH, CHAD WILLIAM – 30 – ARRESTED BY – PANOLA
COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DEPUTY JACOB SAMFORD
- CHARGES: UNLAWFUL POSSESSION FIREARM BY
FELON AND POSSESSION DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.
THE SUBJECT REMAINS IN CUSTODY.

DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting - May 27,2021

LUFKIN, TX – The Deep East Texas Council of Governments & Economic
Development is continuing to take proactive measures to slow the spread of
COVID-19. Therefore, the regular monthly board of directors meeting will be held
online as a webinar on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 12 PM CST.
*Please note there will be no in-person meeting*
To attend the meeting, please use the information provided below:
DETCOG Board of Directors Meeting

Texas Comptroller’s Office: Certain Loans Forgiven by Federal Government Not Considered Income for Franchise Tax Reports

(AUSTIN) — Texas businesses that had COVID-related relief loans forgiven by the federal government do not have to report those loan proceeds as income on their 2021 franchise tax reports, the Texas Comptroller’s office announced today after a bill related to the treatment of those loan dollars was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Abbott.

May 2021

Tenaha Independent School District will serve up good nutrition for local children this
summer, bringing healthy summer meals to the Tenaha Community children to ensure the
kids have a healthy vacation and return to school ready to learn.
Tenaha, Texas-This summer Tenaha Independent School District will connect children
18 years old and younger with the Healthy Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), meals

Lady Ram Playoff Send-off

There will be a districtwide/community send-off for the Lady Rams softball team on Friday, May 14th at 12:50 p.m. The team will leave the school and proceed through downtown on Highway 84.  We ask that anyone who would like to participate please line up in the downtown area to cheer the team on!  Go Rams!

 

 

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FASTEST Girl in TEXAS 2A -

The UIL Track and Field State Championships took place this past weekend in Austin, Texas. Junior, Victoria Byrd, brought home 3 individual medals. She earned her first medal in the Long jump competition where she placed 3rd in the event with a jump of 17’ 9.25 inches. Victoria also competed in the 100m and 200m events and took GOLD in both, naming her the 2A STATE Champion in those events. She ran her personal best in both sprints with a 12.02 in the 100m and 25.07 in the 200m.