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February 19, 2019 - The legal entry of Texas into the Union was December 29, 1845, but the decade-old Republic of Texas did not formally transfer its authority from the State of Texas to the United States of America until February, 19, 1846.

President Tyler was determined to add Texas to the Union, but the United States Senate rejected the treaty, 35 to 16, in June – just in time to make it an issue in the election of 1844. James K. Polk was in favor of annexation and was elected over Henry Clay. Congress elected to annex Texas by joint resolution on December 29, 1845 and Texas made the formal transfer on February 19, 1846.

As he stood on the steps of the old wooden Capitol in Austin, hauled down the Lone Star Flag and replaced it with the Stars and Stripes, President Anson Jones declared to the gathered crowd, “The final act of this great drama is now performed, the Republic of Texas is no more.”

Submitted by Maggie Casto
William Carroll Crawford
Daughters of the Republic of Texas

February 13, 2019 - Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation celebrated the recent completion of a large-scale renovation of the facility, along with the hiring of Hollie Adams as their new administrator on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Members of the community and Shelby County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors attended the event which included a flag ceremony, tour of the facility, live music, door prizes, and barbaque.

Ambassador President, Cindy Lindsey introduced the new owners and gave them an opportunity to talk about their facility and it's recent renovation. Chris Slimmer, President and co-owner, said, "Thanks everyone for showing up today, we are excited to be doing this. Our company is called Summit LTC; we are based in Fort Worth. We bought this facility back in 2017."

He continued, "We've spent a lot of time getting in here and trying to make sure the clinicals and everything were really good, improving the quality of care, and then we ulimately said as soon as we get all of the critial pieces from the operations side updated and ready to go, we wanted to go in and put a nice investment into the building and into the community to show that we are very serious about making this a good facility, a top notch facility, and one that the community and we could be proud of so we've put a lot of time and effort to get to this point today."

A special ceremony was then held to honor their Veterans which included a new American flag installation performed by VFW Post 8904 veterans Larry Hume, Gene Hutto, and Travis Snider. When everyone entered the newly renovated facility, they were greeted by the Wall of Heroes. Holiday Nursing and Rehabilitation has 18 heroes. 

Hollie Adams, Administrator, spoke in appreciation of the large turnout of attendees, “I want to thank all of y’all for coming out today. We really appreciate your support. And thank you for the vendors who have given the door prizes today.”

Door prize winners were as follows: 50" LED Display TV won by Jimmy Cox; gift bag from Angels Care Home Health won by Travis Snider; candle from PAM Specialty Hospital in Lufkin won by Pamela Vance; gift bag from Heart to Heart Hospice won by Leigh Porterfield; candle from PAM Specialty Hospital in Lufkin won by Kim Bridges; gift bag from Signa Health Springs won by Jimmy Cox; Echo dot won by Angela Wilcox; Benita Creek Hall donated two tickets to any live concert won by Kevin Windham; weed eater won by Alice Barr; iPad won by Sarah Hall; and a "Welcome" sign from PharmCare USA won by Richard Favian.


One of the many newly renovated rooms.

Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation is a nursing and rehabilitation facility located in Center, Texas that offers a high quality of care for those unable to care for themselves. Our amazing team offers a wide array of health, rehabilitation, dietary, social services, and a secure environment for loved ones suffering from Dementia/Alzheimer’s. Both short and long-term stays are welcome, each of which are tailored to the individual needs of our residents. We accept several payors including Medicare, Medicaid and Veterans’ Administration (“VA”). We strive to meet the highest standards of care and treat our residents as though they were a part of our own family.

For more information about Holiday Nursing & Rehabilitation, visit www.summitltc.com/locations/holiday or call (936) 598-3371.


The winner of the 50" TV was Jimmy Cox.

February 13, 2019 - Shelbyville ISD recently purchased their expanding ag science program a Ford F-250 from Raymond Motor Company.

The truck will be used to haul kids (and animals) to livestock shows, contests, mechanics shows, and much more.

We are so thankful for Raymond Motor Company for giving us such an incredible deal and helping our program grow! Thank you to Dr. West, Mr. Osby and the Shelbyville ISD school board for making this all come together and happen!

February 13, 2019 - Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. needs these items of the month: bagged beans, bagged rice, spaghetti noodles, peanut butter, tuna, Ramen noodle soup, and macaroni and cheese.  

We want to thank all of you that have donated items in the past. The food you donate goes to families and individuals who are dealing with food insecurities. So, help us help others by dropping off some of these items to the Outreach. Every can helps. Thank you and God Bless.  

February 13, 2019 - Today is the last day! Shelby County Outreach Ministries will draw the name of the winner Thursday, February 14th at 11:00 am at the Senior Nutrition Site. We need all tickets turned in by today, February 13th so we can have them ready for the big moment!

Reminder: The raffle is for a brand new 10x16 Steel Building made by General Shelters. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. The winner is responsible for moving costs. Come by the Outreach today to get your last-minute tickets! For questions, call 598-4990.

February 9, 2019 - It is Love Your Library month at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library in Center. You can support our local library by becoming a Friend of the Library.  

The Friends of the Library raise funds through book sales, raffles and membership fees. We want our library to be able to continue ordering new books (both regular books and e-books), providing interesting programs including the delightful Holiday Puppet show, and many other activities.

Join the Friends of the Library today, by picking up an application at the library or by calling 936-598-5522 to have one mailed to you.

February 4, 2019 Huntsville - Sam Houston State University would like to recognize LaJada Hicks from Center, Texas for earning the honor of being named to the Dean's List and the President's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

Students listed on the President's List of Academic Honors at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, are undergraduates who have achieved a perfect grade point average in all work attempted while enrolled in not less than 12 semester hours.

LaJada Hicks is majoring in Victim Studies in the college of Criminal Justice and is a 2018 Center High School graduate.

To see the Fall 2018 President's List, click here.


Photo taken by Doug Fincher of the moon on January 20th

February 1, 2019 - The following weather statistics for January 2019 are prepared and submitted by Ann Forbes, U.S. Weather Service Observer.

Highest Temp was 75 degrees on 0-09-2019
Highest Temp on Record was 85 degrees on 1-23-1943 & 1-26-1950
Lowest Temp was 25 degrees on 1-24-2019
Lowest Temp on Record was 5 degrees on 1-19-1940 & 1-12-1982

Rainfall Recorded was 6.04 inches
Average Monthly Rainfall is 4.45 inches
Above Average by 1.59 inches
Highest Recorded for this Month was 12.13 inches in 1999
Lowest Recorded for this Month was 0.57 inches in 1986

10 days 32 degrees or Below
1-20-2019 Super Red Wolf Moon & Lunar Eclipse

Will the Groundhog see his shadow? We will soon know!

Full weather report for January 2019

Photos taken by Doug and Pam Fincher of the January 20th Super Red Wolf Moon and Lunar Eclipse

January 31, 2019 - Baby Lou Gardner, of Center, was recognized during the Deep East Texas Council of Governments meeting held in San Augustine January 24, 2019.

She was presented with a plaque which reads: "Baby Lou Gardner, in appreciation of your outstanding service on the Board of Directors of the Deep East Texas Council of Governments."

January 30, 2019 - Help is available for community members in the midst of a substance abuse addiction. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC) is here to help guide and support anyone struggling with substance abuse. If you believe you may need assistance, call and arrange an appointment to be scheduled with our Outreach, Screening, Assessment, and Referral Program (OSAR) to find the best support for you. Call ADAC at 936-634-5753 to schedule.

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