On May 23, 2019, at approximately 5:00 pm, Panola County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls reporting a shooting on CR 3151 in DeBerry, Texas. One of the callers reported that at least one person had been shot during an argument and the... more
Jerry Powell, 75, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Center. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m.,... more
Lufkin, Texas – Dr. Baker Pattillo has been posthumously named the 2019 Ralph W. Steen Memorial East Texan of the Year. Deep East Texas Council of Governments (DETCOG) Immediate Past President Lynn Torres made the announcement Thursday during the... more
Tenaha ISD is proud to announce the Tenaha High School Cheerleaders for the 2019-2020 school year.  The new Tiger Cheerleaders are (front row left to right) Drew Henry, Ashleigh Head,  Kamari Gray, Gracie Martinson, Paige Estes, (back row left to... more
Center Mayor David Chadwick discussed "The State of the City" to the Golden Harvest Ministries Club at their May 20,2019 meeting at the Fellowship Hall Of the First Baptist Church in Center, Texas. Using a display of the future "Downtown Square... more

Letter to the Editor

Restland Cemetary- well it is a cemetery that some of my relatives

are buried. I know Tenaha does not have much money to spend BUT whoever

knocked down my mother tombstone should be ashamed of themselves. I have been

on the phone for the past 3 weeks talking to many people of Tenaha.....I will

not name names yet! But I am getting very mad about this because nobody seems

to be responsible for the tombstone being knocked over. I really don't care

Honorable Mention
1st Team All-District
Honorable Mention
2nd Team All-District
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
2nd Team All-District
Honorable Mention
2nd Team All-District

Garrison All-District Basketball Players

The Garrison boy’s and girl’s basketball teams both had very promising seasons in the 2015-2016 campaign. These student-athletes left sweat, blood, and tears on the court as they embarked on this memorable journey. Despite not ending the season how we’d have liked, their hard work did not go unnoticed as multiple athletes received All District Honors.

Landon Odom powered Bobcats at the plate and on the hill to a 15-2 victory over Timpson

Odom racked up three RBIs on two hits for Bobcats. He singled in the first and second innings. Bobcats got the win thanks in large part to Odom's dominant, 12-strikeout performance. Odom allowed one earned run, three hits and one walk over six innings. Seven runs in the opening three innings allowed Bobcats to easily put away Timpson .

Watson's Paxton home scene of Easter Sunrise Service

Easter morning at 7 a.m. saw vehicles parked along both sides of Hwy 84 in Paxton as Fanny Watson continued the 29-year tradition of Easter Sunrise Services at the Watson home on Sunday, March 27.
Mrs. Watson informed the assembled group of worshippers that the idea for the service was born after her late husband, Judge Dock Watson, had a gazebo built in their yard 30 years ago.

Timpson High School OAPperforms at UIL

On Tuesday, March 22nd, the One Act Play from Timpson High School performed "Rise and Shine" in the District OAP competition at Panola. The following received UIL medals: Chandler Burgay - All-Star Cast, Bethany Lindgren - Honorable Mention All-Star Cast and Blake Johnson - Honor Crew.  The play was awarded District 22 Alternate OAP.  THS is very proud of the cast and crew for their outstanding performance.   


"RISE and SHINE" by Elda Cadogan 


All Shelby County Shooters Placed in Henderson County Whizbang

March 28, 2016 - Henderson County 4-H held their annual 4-H Whizbang on March 26, 2016 at Rose City Flying Clays in Tyler, TX. Shelby County 4-H shooters had five members participate in the shoot; Hagan Craig, Colton Gutermuth, Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway, and Colby Lout. This is a large county shoot and all Shelby County shooters placed in one or more events.

Results are as follows:

GARRISON - 3-year-old killed in tragic accident

On Saturday evening shortly after 4 pm, deputies with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff Office responded to a call of a child being run over in the Garrison area. Dispatch was notified by family members on scene that a child had been ran over on private property. The parents of the child immediately placed the child in a private vehicle and headed to the hospital for medical treatment.





TGCA selects a maximum of 20 All-Stars, from conferences 1-4a and 5-6a in track and field.  These athletes are selected by the TGCA Track Committee, which is composed of track and field member coaches of the association, at their annual meeting.  Selections are made from nominations submitted by member