Jim and Paula Lawson will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 7th. A luncheon will be hosted by their children in Longview this weekend. Jim and Paula's children and grandchildren are son Jason Lawson, his wife Natalie, and their daughter Erin of Round Rock, and son Jeremy Lawson, his wife Megan, and their sons Chandler and Cameron of Longview. Jim spent many years in Shelby County as a real estate broker and appraiser, and Paula served as a registered nurse at several area clinics and hospitals. Now retired, they enjoy traveling in their RV and spending time at their grandchildren's many school and sports activities around the state.

Mr. and Mrs. James Fisher, of Center, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Dawn Fisher to Landon Vidrine, son of Ronda and Charles Eberenz, of Center. Amber holds a BS in Management and Landon is an experienced welder. The couple are planning a beach wedding in Fort Walton Florida on August 4th, 2018 followed by a honeymoon in Aruba and Reception August 11th, 2018 at the Center Country Club.

Mr. and Mrs. Bud Allred of Golden, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Layne Allred to C.D. Scull, son of Drue and Suzanne Scull of Tenaha, Texas. Miss. Allred, a graduate of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, is currently working toward her Master’s in Speech Pathology at Stephen F. Austin. Mr. Scull graduated from SFA and works in Nacogdoches. An August wedding is planned. The couple is registered locally at Ace Hardware and Payne & Payne as well as Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and Walmart.


Rex and Allison Johnson of Center and Julie and Eric Olivares of Corrigan would like to announce the marriage of their children, Katie Lynn Johnson to Joseph Kyle Warner, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Nacogdoches.

Kenneth & Cheryl Flournoy are pleased to announce the engagement & upcoming marriage of their daughter Taylor Lynn Flournoy to Richard Lynn Burns, son of Michael & Pam Sowell of Center TX. Taylor is the granddaughter of maternal grandparents Dan Wagstaff, deceased, and Ruth Wagstaff of Tenaha TX. Paternal grandparents Pete & Carolyn Flournoy of Tenaha TX. Lynn is the grandson of the late maternal grandparents Arthur McGhen & Norma Hutto. Paternal grandparents Marvin Sowell Center TX & Pansy Gray Garrison TX. The wedding & celebration of their union will be held on April 7th, 2018 in Henderson TX. Taylor and Lynn are registered at Walmart, Lasting Impression, Ace Hardware, and Hughes Florist.

Eric and Andrea Bartley of Center, TX  are pleased to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Madalyn Bartley, to Chad Martinez, son of Rev. and Mrs. Carlos Martinez of Lufkin, TX. 

The ceremony will be held at Union Springs in Garrison, TX on January 5th, 2018 at 7:00 pm. After their honeymoon the couple will reside in Lufkin, TX.

Louis Barcelona and Debra Griffin are happy to announce they will be joining hands in Holy matrimony on November 11, 2017 and will be living in Shelby County.

Ronnie and Jeannie Warr proudly announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Alicia Warr to Jason Weaver son of Danny and wife Leonada Weaver and mother Sheila Journey.  The wedding will be held on September 2, 2017 in Center, Texas at the 1885 Courthouse.  The couple will reside in Center, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin and Christi Smith of Timpson proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Caitlyn Smith, to Larry Andrew Cochran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Carolyn Cochran of Center. Andrew's grandparents are the late Henry and Jackie Miller of Center. Caitlyn's grandparents are Charlotte Broadway and the late Forest Broadway of Timpson, and Calvin and Barbara Smith of the Arcadia community.

The wedding will be held at Union Springs Wedding and Event Venue in Garrison, Texas on November 11, 2017. The reception will follow. After a honeymoon at Disney World, the couple will reside in Center.

Caitlyn is a graduate of Timpson High School and Panola College School of Nursing. Caitlyn is a registered nurse at Nacogdoches Medical Center. Andrew is a graduate of Life Christian Academy in Houston and is employed by Pilgrims Pride in Nacogdoches as a general production manager. You're welcome to follow the couples journey at

Mrs. Fonda Dyer of Beebe, AR and Mr. Danny Wagstaff of Tenaha, TX, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Cara Danielle Wagstaff, of Nacogdoches, TX to David Rosenbaum, Jr., of Central Heights, son of Mr. David Roy Rosenbaum, Sr., of Central Heights and Mrs. Carla Moorhead of Jasper, TX. Maternal grandparents include Jay and Becky Madden of Crowley, TX, and ­­­­Mr. Billy Ray Kellar of Hot Springs, AR as well as ­­­Mr. Dan Wagstaff, Sr., deceased, and his widow Ruth Wagstaff of Tenaha, TX. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Sharlene Branton of Central Heights. Cara graduated from Marian Anderson Success Academy in Madisonville, TX in 2013.  She is employed with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s office. David is employed with Vikings Trailer Company in Nacogdoches, Tx. An outdoor patio wedding is planned for 4:00 p.m. September 23, 2017 on the grounds of Southern Bliss in Nacogdoches, TX. A reception will follow inside the facilities of Southern Bliss.