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May 23, 2017 - Center Nutrition was welcomed to the community by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, business representatives and community members at their ribbon cutting event held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

Andi Foster, representing the Ambassadors, welcomed new owners Roberto and Carolina Diaz to their location on Hurst Street in Center.

Roberto Diaz described some of his history in Center leading up to the new business.

"I was a teacher for five years here in Center, and I had the best experience ever here in Center. The community is great, the people is great," said Diaz.

When he ceased being a teacher in Center, his family was challenged with the decision of returning to Mexico or remaining in Center where he and his family have received much.

"We have our kids here, we have a great community here, so let's do something for Center. If Center has given us a bunch of things, we can give it to them back a bunch of love," said Diaz.

He said their dream came to fruition to open their business in the hopes of helping other people to be healthy.

Carolina Diaz explained the location is open daily from 7am until 2pm and then 5pm until 9pm, Monday through Saturday.

"We do the fitness assessments, we do the nutrition shakes because it's got nutrition for our body to feel healthy and with more energy then we will help everything," said Carolina Diaz.

Anyone interested in contacting Center Nutrition about fitness assessments, nutrition shakes and their various other nutrition products may reach the business 936-657-9110.

May 23, 2017 - In our quest to account for all World War I Veterans from Shelby County, Texas or those now buried here during this Centennial year we have established a beginning data base of 494 names. Not all of their information is complete and I am sure there are names missing also. This list was compiled from various sources including citizens input during the past couple of months.

If you have family that served in the World War or know of veterans that served please check the data base. Please contact me at email: or 936-598-2976 or post on our Facebook page If you have a name or information to add. If you’ve already contacted me no need to again unless you have something new to add. Hit the 'Like' button while you are there. Photographs in our out of uniform would be especially helpful. No detail is too small.

Each veteran will be honored on the date of their passing on our Facebook page so like our page and keep up to date.

Click here for list of names for World War I Veterans

May 22, 2017 - Saint Therese Catholic Church announces winners of their recent raffle fundraiser. The drawing was held May 21, 2017 following mass.

Crucifix Cross - Bridgett Doggett
Michael Kors Hand Bag - Alexis Ramirez
iPad mini - Ken Boles
Microwave - Katherine Alvarado
$100 Gift Card - Jessica Carroll

From left: Anna Stuever, Courtney Brittain, Sunshine Haley, Malinda Johnson, Jennifer Jones, and Denise Merriman

May 22, 2017 - The XI Alpha Delta Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently donated to Grace Manor.

The sorority presented a check to staff members Sunshine Haley, Courtney Brittain, and Malinda Johnson, pictured with Sorority members: Anna Stuever, Jennifer Jones and Denise Merriman.

Beta Sigma Phi is primarily a social and cultural organization that incorporates service as part of its activities. The motto for Beta Sigma Phi is Life, Learning and Friendship. We are proud to be able to donate funds to local child-serving organizations to assist with their unique programs and services.

May 22, 2017 - After months of work and dedication, the vision for Portacool Park is a reality. The park will officially open Saturday, June 17, 2017, during a celebration planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring fun for the entire family. 

“At Portacool, we are proud to call Center our home,” said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC, the naming sponsor of the park and funding partner. “This project has been possible in part because of all of our hardworking employees, both past and present. We are excited and honored to be able to give back to the city and community that has provided us a platform to become a globally recognized company.”

Portacool Park is the culmination of more than a year of project planning and coordination of funding from Portacool, LLC, a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the City of Center and the Street Improvements for Economic Development. The renovated park facilities include a quarter-mile walking trail, restroom facilities, azalea garden, covered pavilion/basketball court, a multi-purpose soccer/football field that will accommodate CISD athletics and, of course, specially designed cool zones featuring Portacool evaporative coolers.  

“With common vision, cooperation and community partners such as Portacool, it is amazing what can be accomplished,” Chad Nehring, City Manager, said. “We are so pleased with the results of these efforts and cannot wait for everyone to come out and enjoy this asset to our community.” 

Please plan to join Portacool employees and City representatives during the opening event on June 17 as they welcome you to the newly renovated and expanded park. Hot dogs, popcorn and more will be available to the public. 

Related article:
Portacool Representatives, City of Center Celebrate Portacool Park Groundbreaking

May 22, 2017 - Charles Hughes' Shoe Shop was a Timpson fixture for over half a century. Although he did all the repair work one normally associates with a shoe shop, he also created beautiful hand-tooled western-style belts, purses, Bible covers, wallets, and holsters. Timpson Areal Genealogical and Heritage Society members and guests remembered Mr. Hughes at their May meeting on Wednesday and viewed a display of two long tables full of his work, loaned by local residents.

A life-long citizen of Timpson, Mr. Hughes was born in 1928 to Edgar and Peggy Hughes and attended Timpson schools, where he excelled. Although he was an Honor Roll student, he found his calling in the third grade when his teacher, Mrs. Mack Taylor, had their class do a project on leather work. Charles loved it and continued working with leather and creating things for friends and family members until his graduation from THS, near the top of his class, in 1946. His leather working skills had improved to the point that he was employed by Riddlehoover Shoe Repair of Timpson after graduation.

He and his brother Bowden opened their own shop in 1953, Hughes Brothers Shoe Shop. Charles was drafted into the Army the next year and sent to Korea. Upon learning of his shoe repair skills, the Army put him to work doing that while he was in Korea. He returned to Timpson after being discharged in 1956 and re-entered the shoe repair business. Soon Hughes' Shoe Shop was the only shoe shop in town.

Over the years, word of Charles Hughes' skill in creating leather goods which were functional, durable, and beautiful spread. His items, all taylor-made for the customer, were much admired and prized. His craftsmanship was so unique that it was immediately recognizable to those familiar with it. Kenneth Ramsey, who loaned two belts and a wallet for the exhibit, says that he was standing behind a man at Bill Williams' Steak House in Houston many years ago when Ken noticed the man's belt. Almost certain that it was a Charles Hughes creation, he couldn't resist asking the man where he got it. “Charles Hughes up in Timpson made it for me.” was the reply. Hughes did not mark his creations until towards the end of his career. That mark can be seen in the accompanying photos. NFL Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell commissioned Hughes to make some things for him and an autographed picture of Campbell hung on Hughes' shop wall until it closed. Hughes also did work for Oiler coach Bum Phillips and quarterback Kenny Stabler.

Suffering from failing health, Charles Hughes closed his shop in 2004 and by 2006 he was living in a nursing home. He died in 2009 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery next to his wife, Thelma.

Most people hope to be remembered after they are gone, leaving some sort of legacy behind. Charles Hughes did just that. His beautiful creations were treasured by their owners while he was alive but they are even more so today since there will be no more of them. An example is the belt Charles made for Jill Hailey's late husband, Billy, which was on display. Like Charles Hughes, Bill Hailey has passed on, but the beautiful belt with “Hailey” tooled on the back is now a family heirloom to be passed on to their son. TAGHS wishes to thank Jill and Kenneth, as well as Hal Horton, John De Lamar, Craig Ballard, J.T. Rhodes, Martha Wheeler, and Caddell Stephenson for their generosity in loaning their Charles Hughes items for display. 

TAGHS meets the third Wednesday of each month at 2PM in the meeting room of the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets. The public is invited.

May 19, 2017 - (Album) - A first responder appreciation luncheon hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) and Center ISD was held at the Center ISD bus barn on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Members of law enforcement, area fire departments, and EMS personnel were treated to barbecue chicken, sausage, beans and potato salad prepared by Center ISD Police Chief Pete Low.

At the onset of the event, Shelby County Sheriff's Chief DJ Dickerson led the gathering in prayer. SCCC Ambassadors helped serve during the event, offering attendees tea and water to accompany their meal, as well as dessert. The event was held from 11am until 1pm and was presented by McAdams Propane, and included multiple table sponsors which were recognized at the event.

May 19, 2017 - Time is approaching fast before the deadline of paying fees for participating in the C H Daniels Alumni Reunion. Many letters have been sent and we hope there will be many responses. Pass the word that this will be the best one yet.

Meet and Greet on Friday, June 30 and Banquet on Saturday evening, July 1 at the Windham Civic Center. All alumni of the old school and their friends and relatives are encouraged to attend. Please respond to P. O. Box 1496, Center, TX 75935 or contact Joyce Johnson or Shirley Hewitt in Center.

May 19, 2017 - The Timpson Chapter #1144 Order of the Eastern Star announces Misti Rasberry is the winner of the $500 Walmart Gift Card. The drawing was held Monday, May 15, 2017.

From left: Steve Waters and Dennis Leggett

May 19, 2017 - Steve Waters, Sabine State Bank, received his certificate of appreciation for his support for motorcycle safety and awareness by the Texas Motorcycle Roadriders Association (TMRA) from Dennis Leggett, TMRA Area A VP.