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January 23, 2018 - Center PD officers, assisted by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department, had a section of Nacogdoches Street in Center closed down Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

A powerline was across the roadway just near Templo Principe De Paz church due to a broken utility pole. 

Officers diverted traffic at Loop 500 and State Highway 7 West, as well as Southview Circle and Nacogdoches Street, until SWEPCO was able to cut the power line and remove it from the roadway.

The roadway was re-opened at 9:30am.

January 22, 2018 - Officers of the Center Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at 104 Kindle St. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 4:30pm  in response to an ongoing narcotics distribution investigation.  

Gregory T. MaconThere were numerous complaints of the high traffic both vehicle and foot observed from both the residence at 104 Kindle as well as the residence at 1007 Kindle. Detectives conducted surveillance and confirmed the activity. 

Undercover controlled buys were conducted and illegal substances were purchased. The Center Police Department Detectives obtained a search warrant for the residence at 104 Kindle and during a search of the residence approximately 27 grams of “Crack Cocaine” was located along with approximately 3.69 grams of Ecstasy and approximately $1,000 in U.S. Currency believed to be proceeds of the illegal narcotics sales.  

Jamie D. SandersCivil Forfeiture is pending in this case. Jamie D. Sanders, 36, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance, first degree felony, and possession of a controlled substance, fourth degree felony.  

Also arrested was Gregory T. Macon, 43, on charges of delivery of a controlled substance, first degree felony, and possession of a controlled substance, third degree felony. 

There are still felony warrants pending in reference to this case. This Investigation will continue.

January 22, 2018 - With influenza continuing to be widespread throughout Texas, the Texas Department of State Health Services reminds people to take precautions to avoid getting and spreading the disease. The state health commissioner, Dr. John Hellerstedt, filmed two short messages encouraging everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated and stressing the importance of good hygiene.

Vaccination can provide protection against flu as long as flu viruses are spreading and causing illness. Vaccination is especially important for adults over 65, children under 5, pregnant women and people with chronic health conditions because they are at greater risk of developing serious complications from the flu. People can find out where flu shots are available at or by contacting their health care provider.

Influenza is a contagious disease caused by one of a number of related viruses. Flu symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches and fatigue. The onset of symptoms is sudden and people should stay home until at least 24 hours after their fever is gone except to get medical care. People experiencing symptoms are encouraged to seek treatment promptly. Antiviral drugs may shorten the duration or lessen the severity of the flu if started within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

People can help stop the spread of flu by getting vaccinated, washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes and staying home when they’re sick.

View the messages from Dr. Hellerstedt at: (links to above video) and (links to second video)

January 21, 2018 - Tornado watch outline update for WT 2 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman Ok 1000 PM CST Sun Jan 21 2018.

Tornado watch 2 is in effect until 4AM CST for the following Texas Counties: Angelina, Bowie, Cass, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Tornado Warning for West central Sabine Parish in northwestern Louisiana, Southeastern Shelby County in eastern Texas, East central San Augustine County in eastern Texas, Northwestern Sabine County in eastern Texas until 1145PM CST.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Tornado Warning for West central Sabine Parish in northwestern Louisiana, Southeastern Shelby County in eastern Texas, East central San Augustine County in eastern Texas, Northwestern Sabine County in eastern Texas until 1145PM CST.

At 1054 PM CST, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Macune, or 22 miles north of Ebenezer, moving northeast at 45 mph.

Hazard: Tornado.

Source: Radar indicated rotation.

Impact: Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.

This dangerous storm will be near Rosevine around 1105PM CST. Milam around 1120PM CST.

Other locations impacted by this tornadic thunderstorm include
Sexton, Chinaquapin and Toledo Bend Reservoir North.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

January 17, 2018 - After conferring with our Board President Aaron Roland, Vice President Ronnie Samford, and various TISD administration members and staff, we have made the decision to close operations for the remainder of the week due to excessive absenteeism due to the recent outbreak of the flu. Upon return to classes today, 20% of the student population and 15% of staff are absent and many of those have been confirmed with Type A flu or flu-like symptoms and/or fever. It is our belief that the only way to stop the spread of the virus is to cease operations and allow our support personnel the time and space to thoroughly disinfect all district facilities. Tenaha ISD will continue its Extra-Curricular schedule over the interim.

Also, Monday, January 22 will now be a student day of school. We expect all students to return to normal operations at that time.

We hope this action will allow those who are sick time to overcome their symptoms as well as give us time to eradicate any “bugs” that still exist on campus.

Scott Tyner
Superintendent of School

January 17, 2018 - Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports the arrest of Aubrey Neal Graves, 47, of Center and Jessica Hedges, 32, of Center.

Aubrey Neal Graves Jessica HedgesOn December 19, 2017 Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chad Brown was notified by Child Protective Services (CPS) that a court order had been issued by the State of Texas to remove a one year-old child in the care of Graves and Hedges. Brown tracked Graves and Hedges to a motel in San Augustine on December 20, where officers with the San Augustine County Sheriff’s Office detained the two and CPS took custody of the child.

On December 21, 2017 a hair test was performed on the child and a positive result was returned for methamphetamines.

A warrant was issued for Graves and Hedges for Abandoning/Endangering a Child (SJF) on January 11. The two were arrested in San Augustine County January 12 and released January 14 after each posted $10,000 bonds.

The SCSO would like to thank the San Augustine Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with this case.

January 16, 2018 (Update: 11:59) - TISD will resume classes tomorrow (Wednesday, January 17) at 9:30 AM.  Buses will run at 8:30 AM.  Please use extreme caution on all roadways as temperatures will remain below freezing, but no additional precipitation is expected. Also, the Lady Tigers and Tigers Basketball teams will resume District play versus Joaquin at 5:00 PM tomorrow in the SEC.

January 16, 2018 (Update: 8:18am) - Tenaha ISD will be closed for operations today (Tuesday, January 16) due to the winter storm and dangerous road conditions. Tonight’s District 22-2A basketball game vs Joaquin remains on the schedule for now but officials will revisit the plausibility of playing later in the day.

Enjoy your “snow day” and stay tuned for news about Wednesday’s schedule since temperatures are forecasted to remain freezing and there are freeze warnings in place. As of now, schedule will return to regular schedule Wednesday.

January 15, 2018 - (Update: 10:04pm) - At this time, Tenaha ISD will plan to open operations at 10:00 AM tomorrow. We are aware of the impending winter storm that is expected overnight and will make adjustments as circumstances make them necessary. Stay tuned to your local outlets for more information as it becomes available. 

(9:51pm) Tenaha school will have a delayed start at 10am Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

January 16, 2018 - The Shelby County Courthouse will open at 10am Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to weather and hazardous road conditions.

January 15, 2018 - The Shelby County Courthouse is closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to inclement weather.

January 16, 2018 (Update: 5:23pm) - Shelbyville ISD will start 2 hours late Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Stay tuned for updates.

January 16, 2018 (Update: 8:21am) - All games scheduled for tonight, January 16 vs Woden, have been rescheduled for Thursday, January 18 at 5 pm.

January 16, 2018 (Update: 7:13am) Shelbyville ISD has cancelled today, Tuesday January 16.

January 15, 2018 - Tuesday, January 16, Shelbyville ISD will start classes 2 hours late. Stay tuned for updates.

January 16, 2018 - All Center ISD campuses will start at 10am Wednesday, January 17 with buses running 2 hrs and 15 minutes later than normal.

January 15, 2018 - All Center ISD Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 16, due to inclement weather.