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

Investigators puzzled in Garrison Murder Suicide

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Investigators are still trying to determine why a man shot his common-law wife and then himself in a murder-suicide that occurred last Thursday afternoon near Garrison.
 Sheriff Deputies responded to the couple’s home on FM 138 after 81-year old Ira Clifton Burgay sent a text message to a relative who lives out of town, stating he had killed his wife, 72-year old Dawn Bradley Lang.

UIL announces 2015-16 rule changes

• Increase the number of teams advancing to the playoffs from each team sport
district to four (4) for conference 2A
• Change to preseason practice requirements – water and rest breaks now count.
• Addition of Pilot Spirit Program
• Create a pilot program providing home field advantage to the higher seed in the
first round of the 2015 6A football playoffs

Texas Sales Tax Holiday

This year’s Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7 - 9. As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Timpson Chamber News

The Timpson Area Chamber of Commerce met on Thursday, July 16, 2015, for its regular monthly meeting.

President Paul Smith said, “This was the biggest and best Frontier Days in a number of years.    We were able to hold the crowd on Saturday all day long starting with the parade which was great with lots of antique cars and horses.  One of the most fun events was the Greased Pig contest.”

Ramah Baptist News

  Our attendance was back up on Sunday morning, maybe because this was youth weekend at Ramah. It started Friday night with visitation around Tenaha. Saturday was the Youth Bash. They had games food and lots of fun, so I was told.





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