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December 6, 2017 - The winner of the big green egg raffled by Joaquin Masonic lodge is Javey Jamison, pictured standing behind his new big green egg grill. Pictured from left to right are members of Joaquin Masonic Lodge presenting him with his prize: Randy Bonner, Clifford Hamilton, Vance Jordan, Jay Wilson, and Bobby Wilburn.  

Our raffles support our ability to award several scholarships each year to graduating seniors at Joaquin High School. We greatly appreciate the community's support that allows us to continue making this investment in our youth.

December 5, 2017 - Center Police Department would like to announce the winner of our Christmas Wreath. Congratulations to  Janet Adams of Center.

J.J. Ford came by the PD on Monday December 4th, and was asked for her assistance in drawing the name. Ms. Adams was excited to get the phone call about the beautiful Christmas Wreath. CPDLA would like to thank everyone for the purchase of their tickets and their support of our Local Law Enforcement.

December 5, 2017 - The Shelby County Community Partners Rainbow Room will be closing effective on December 29, 2017, following an extensive search to find an individual or organization to continue the project. Current board members will step down after many years of volunteer service to Child Protective Services.

All remaining items in the Rainbow Room will be donated to the Children's Services Board in San Augustine and will continue to be used for children in Shelby and San Augustine Counties. All funds remaining after Christmas will be donated to the Child Advocacy Center and will continue to be used for abused and neglected children in the two counties.

The Community Partners volunteers have expressed their deep appreciation to the community for their overwhelming concern and support for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.

December 5, 2017 - Ace Hardware of East Texas would like to congratulate the following winners of our open house door prizes:

Bobby Barrerez, Timmy Belrose, Emilee Elliott, Paula Lout, Jesse Johnson, Terry Cummings, Terri Elliott, Joyce Wolf, Anita Smith, and Victor Mosby

We wish everyone a Happy Holidays and thank you for shopping with us !

December 5, 2017 - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with Mooney’s Emporium will welcome Chamber members and the public to a Business After Hours event on Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 107 San Augustine Street. Chelle Mooney will showcase the newest inventory items.

Mooney’s Emporium specializes in creating unique and personalized gifts and has a great variety of custom made tee shirts. This event will feature new apparel for you and for your special four legged friend, sale items and samples of food and drink products that are also available in the store. Plan to stop by and do your Christmas shopping!! Refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact the Chamber at 936-598-3682 or info@shelbycountychamber.com.


Overall Best in Show ($250) – Center Christian Academy

December 4, 2017 (Photos - Album1, Album2) - The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Committee announces the winners of the 18th Annual Santa’s Christmas Parade, sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank, which was held on Saturday, December 2.  The theme for the parade was “A Texas Christmas”.

Winners by Category are:

Individual Category:
1st Place ($100) – Class of 2027


Class of 2027

School Category:
1st Place ($100) – Center Christian Academy
2nd Place ($50) – Center High School Band

Church Category:
1st Place ($100) – St. Therese of Lisieux
2nd Place ($50) – Old Salem Missionary Baptist Church
3rd Place ($25) – First Baptist Church


St. Therese of Lisieux

Civic Organization Category:
1st Place ($100) – Boy Scout Troop 119
2nd Place ($50) – Center Police Department Ladies Auxiliary
3rd Place ($25) – Center City Council


Boy Scout Troop 119

Business Category:
1st Place ($100) – City of Center
2nd Place ($50) – Shelby Savings Bank
3rd Place ($25) – Focused Care of Center


City of Center

Overall Best in Show ($250) – Center Christian Academy

December 4, 2017 - Weather statistics for November 2017 prepared and submitted by Ann Forbes, U.S. Weather Service Observer

Highest Temp was 88 degrees on 11-03-2017
Highest Temp on Record was 91 degrees on 11-14-1942 & 11-11-1944
Lowest Temp was 31 degrees on 11-23-2017
Lowest Temp on Record was 12 degrees on 11-30-1976

Rainfall Recorded was 2.00 inches
Average Monthly Rainfall is 5.04 inches
Below Average by 3.04 inches
Highest Recorded for this Month was 16.58 inches in 1940
Lowest Recorded for This Month was 0.46 inches in 1999

11 Months Rainfall is 52.33 inches
11 Months Average is 48.77 inches
Below Average by 3.56 inches

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and looking forward to a Wonderful Christmas!!!

Full weather report for December 2017.

Xi Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

December 2, 2017 (Photos - Album1, Album2) - Celebration of Christmas in Center started Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 with the Xi Alpha Delta Rho chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosting their 10th Annual Breakfast with Santa.

Attendees enjoyed a breakfast of fruit, donuts, and kolaches. Kids also made magic reindeer food, visited a face painting booth, as well as fun in the Boom Boom photo booth.

Kids of all ages then visited with Santa and had their photo taken as a keepsake to enjoy years to come.

Helping with the event were Center Middle School Junior Beta Club students.

The event was sponsored by Boles Feed, Shelby Savings Bank, Texas State Bank, Mathews Realty, McAdams Propane, Target Timber Mgmt, Farmers State Bank, Center Noon Lions Club, Watson-Tucker Florist, Kyle S. Coffin, DDS, PLLC, Brookshire Brothers, Shelby County Today, Boom Boom Photo Booth, and Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative.


Center Middle School Junior Beta Club students

December 1, 2017 - "Its a Magical Disney Christmas" for the 2017 Miss Merry Christmas and Mister Happy Holiday's pageant to be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Center High School. Registration is at 9am and showtime is at 10am. Admission is $5 for everyone, cash only.

Santa Claus is coming to town this Saturday, December 2.

December 1, 2017 - In keeping with the holiday tradition, the Grand Marshal will lead the parade at 6pm. Colleen Doggett, the 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipient is this year’s Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal vehicle is sponsored by Chris Paddie, State Representative. Over 20 floats will make their way through the heart of downtown to delight the young and old alike.

COR Boutique, Hughes Florist and Gifts and Nettie’s Nook will be hosting their Open Houses during the day. In addition, Payne and Payne’s and The Balcony will be open during Parade hours. The Rio Theatre concession stand will be open before and during the parade. A a 3:30pm showing of “The Star“ will precede the parade.  The Rio Theatre will have its usual 7:30 movie showing.

Thank you to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, Shelby Savings Bank. Also, thank you to the City of Center, our Float Competition Sponsor; Farmers State Bank, Specter, Inc. and Tyson Foods, all Silver Sponsors.

Parade winners will be announced via media on Monday, December 4.

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