The Timpson City Council met at 5:30pm on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 with one member absent – Mayor Pro Tem Kyle Allen. The invocation was given by Larry Burns, and Mayor Debra Pate Smith led the Pledges to the American and Texas flags. Larry Burns,... more
  Charlotte Broadway, who has worked for the City of Timpson for 35 years, was honored with a reception after the Timpson City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Mayor Debra Pate Smith presented Mrs. Broadway with a crystal-like plaque which... more
  We would like to give a huge shout out to Mrs. Dee Elliott for going above and beyond for our Math students at Timpson.  For the past 3 years Mrs. Elliott has worked with our 8th grade students who are Mathematically driven and have the desire to... more
  Gordon Sanford McDonald, 82, of Carthage, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, in Carthage. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center with Bro. David Holder officiating.  Visitation will... more
Members of the Center Woman's Reading Club met July 2, 2019 to present to Fanny Brown Booth Memorial Librarian Sandra Davis a check to be used to purchase library materials. The members of Center Woman's Reading Club also presented the book, Rose... more
The staff at East Texas Press would like to thank Danni Lunsford Amos, agriculture teacher at Garrison ISD for nominating us for the Outstanding Newspaper Award to the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas.  It is our pleasure to... more

Timpson Elementary Students enjoy "A Lightening Thief"

TES Students Attend Play - On Friday, February 6, 2016 the Timpson Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes traveled to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX to see a play in their Children’s Performing Arts Series. The students enjoyed a presentation of “The Lightning Thief” which was adapted from the book by Rick Riordan.

A Record 10 Tenaha ISD Band Students Are State Bound!

Several Tenaha High School band students attended the Region 21 UIL Region Solo & Ensemble contest at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches on February 6th.  This event is a competition where individual band members compete against a set standard on his/her individual instrument and/or in a small ensemble.  At this event, students earn a rating from 1-5 (1 being the best).

Joaquin House Fire

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10th, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at the corner of Jackson Street and Hwy. 84. Joaquin resident Dennis Leggett saw the fire, and before he could call 911, he was able to flag down Assistant Fire Chief Steve Cockrell, who notified the Shelby County Sheriff's Office to page out the fire department.

Timpson Band Solo and Ensemble Medalists and State Qualifers


On February 5-6, members of the Timpson Band competed at the Region 21 Solo and Ensemble Contests held at SFA in Nacogdoches.  The students earned a total of 40 first division medals.  Ten students earned first division ratings on Class One solos or ensembles and advanced to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Pflugerville, TX on Memorial Day weekend!  Congratulations to these students for working very hard and for doing such an outstanding job representing Timpson ISD!

ROUND MY TABLE (02/08/2016

     Hello to all. Pray you have a great, happy, healthy week. Cornish hens have always been a favorite of mine and some time I like to get a little fancy with them. This is a very good recipe and not at all difficult. It is nice looking on your serving plate along with some fresh steamed asparagus or brussel sprouts. Fruit salad is also a nice addition.

Joaquin VFD Responds to House Fire; Smoke Detectors Save Lives!

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7th, the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a double-wide mobile home fire on U.S. Highway 84 East. Units arrived to find smoke billowing from the structure. Homeowner Jackie Williams stated that his family was awakened by smoke detectors going off. The JVFD deployed two two-man hose teams into the structure, wearing full bunker gear and SCBA.

RRC enforcement actions taken at Commissioners Feb. 3 conference

AUSTIN - The Railroad Commission of Texas assessed $567,834 in fines involving 233 enforcement dockets against operators and businesses at the Commissioners’ conference earlier this week. The Commission has primary oversight and enforcement of the state’s oil and gas industry and intrastate pipeline safety.
 Operators were assessed $175,276 after failing to appear at Commission enforcement proceedings. Details on these Master Default Orders can be found here.




Texas Girls Coaches Association Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees and Award Winners

The 2019 Hall of Fame inductees have been selected by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. The inductees will be honored at the Honor Awards Banquet in Arlington, Texas on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Arlington Hilton Hotel. Reception will be at 6:00 PM, and the Banquet will begin at 7:00 PM.