Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Shelby County will be hosting their annual 4-H Kids Sewing Sensations Day Camps (beginner and advanced) in July in Center, Texas. This program is open to all youth ages 9 through 18, and you do not have to... more
The Joaquin First United Methodist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School on June 24-28. We will start at 9 am each day and will keep the fun going until 12:30! Friday evening will be our VBS program. Snacks and lunch will be served each day.... more
“Small town heroes that live by the cowboy code of conduct” Code Of Conduct For Cowboys & Cowgirls Live each day with honesty and courage. Take pride in your work. Always do you best. Stay curious. Study hard and learn all you can Do... more
On June 22, 2019, a deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on County Road 1210 in Center. From past dealings, the deputy was able to identify the subject as Bradley Fountain, 31, of Center. As the deputy approached the... more
The City of Timpson will be spraying and using mosquito dunks in areas around town containing stagnant water in effort to control the local mosquito population by preventing the hatching of larvae. With proof of residency, City residents may pick up... more
Today is the last day to buy raffle tickets for the Father's Day Gift Basket! Shelby County Outreach Ministries will draw the winner tomorrow, June 14th. The drawing will be at 12 noon at the Senior Site Come by today before it's too late and... 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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting, Mon.July 27

"Monday, July 27, 2015 - The Capt. Jesse Amason Camp # 282 Sons of Confederate Veterans will hold their regular monthly meeting, Monday, July 27, 2015  at the Las Margaritas Restaurant, 110 Nacogdoches St., Center at 6:30 PM.  Come join us as we honor our Confederate Ancestors!




If during the course of the meeting, any discussion of items on the Agenda that should be held in executive or closed session, the Council will convene in executive or closed session, in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Government Code Section 551.101 and Texas Revised Civil Statues.