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January 16, 2018 - (Update: 4:36pm) - Panola College will delay opening until 10am, Wednesday, January 17 due to weather.
January 15, 2018 - Panola College will close all locations on Tuesday, January 16 due to inclement weather. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 17.
January 16, 2018 - (Update: 4:36pm) - Center Christian Academy will not hold classes Wed, Jan 17, due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. However, childcare will be available for working parents beginning at 8am.
If you need childcare tomorrow, please notify Mrs. Triplett or Ms. Karen Mayo so that adequate staffing preparations can be made.
January 15, 2018 - CCA will not hold classes on Tues, Jan 16, due to inclement weather and multiple cases of the flu. Information regarding Wed and Thurs will be made available as early as possible.
Please pray for all staff and students currently sick with the flu!
January 16, 2018 - (Update: 3:07pm) - Joaquin ISD will have a late school start on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Classes will begin at 9am. Buses will run approximately an hour later than usual.
January 16, 2018 - (Update: 6:12am) - Joaquin ISD will be closed today, January 16, 2018 due to weather. Classes will resume as normal on January 17, 2018.
January 15, 2018 - Joaquin ISD is monitoring the weather and will make a decision in the morning regarding school on Tuesday. The school will notify parents and staff with their School Messenger system.
January 16, 2018 Update - Excelsior ISD is CLOSED Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to inclement weather. We will have delayed start Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Classes will begin at 10:00 AM, buses will run at 9:00 AM.
January 15, 2018 - Excelsior ISD classes will begin at 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Buses will run at 9:00am. We will continue to monitor the weather overnight; please check back here for updates.
January 16, 2018 - Due to weather concerns, Texas Department of Public Safety area offices in the following counties, including Driver License offices will be closed Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
- Angelina County
- Houston County
- Nacogdoches County
- Polk County
- Sabine County
- San Augustine County
- Shelby County
- Trinity County
Other offices may be affected as well. Please check with our local office.
1:17 PM CST Monday, January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 - The National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana has issued the below Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of north central Louisiana, northwest Louisiana and east Texas which includes Lincoln, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, and San Augustine.
This afternoon and tonight a Winter Weather Advisory is in Effect Through 6 PM Tuesday. Warmer temperatures this afternoon will quickly give way to very cold air shifting southward with an Arctic cold front arriving later tonight. Light rain developing during the afternoon will continue through the evening hours before quickly transitioning to a wintry mix after midnight through early Tuesday morning as temperatures rapidly fall below freezing. Travel conditions may become hazardous close to daybreak as mixed precipitation turns to slush and starts to refreeze on area roadways, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses as well as less traveled secondary roads.
Tuesday through Sunday the snowfall will gradually come to an end during the afternoon on Tuesday with 1-3 inches of accumulations possible, but with air temperatures remaining below freezing and then plunging into hard freeze conditions Tuesday night as skies clear, travel concerns will likely continue through at least late Wednesday and possibly Thursday before temperatures finally rise above freezing.
Scattered rain showers will return to the region over the weekend and become more widespread with much warmer air temperatures and some isolated thunderstorms before ending very late on Sunday as a cold front sweeps across the region.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT - Activation of emergency managers, skywarn networks and amateur radio operators will be needed to report developing icy conditions overnight and through Tuesday.
9:53 AM CST Monday, January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018 - The National Weather Service, Shreveport, Louisiana advises a Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from this evening through Tuesday for much of Northeast Texas, Southwest Arkansas, and Northwest Louisiana.
Also, a Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from early this evening through noon tomorrow for extreme Southeast Oklahoma, and adjacent sections of Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas. The Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for Deep East Texas, and much of North Louisiana along and south of Interstate 20.
The Winter Weather advisory is for Lincoln, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, and San Augustine and includes the cities of Ruston, Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport, Coushatta, Martin, Arcadia, Ringgold, Gibsland, Jonesboro, Monroe, Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Natchitoches, Winnfield, Colfax, Montgomery, Dry Prong, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena, Midway, Olla, Nacogdoches, Center, Lufkin, San Augustine, Hemphill, and Pineland.
The Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3am to 6pm CST Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Periods of light to moderate snow are expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the Tuesday morning commute. Expect total snow accumulations of up to one inch with isolated higher amounts possible for much of North Louisiana and all of Deep East Texas.
Additional Details... Look for reduced visibilities at times.
Precautionary/Preparedness Actions - A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5-1-1.
January 12, 2018 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns area residents of a scam circulating.
The caller is impersonating a law enforcement officer with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The caller is stating they have warrants for not appearing for a grand jury summons. The caller will request that you pay court costs and/or a retainer fee.
The number the caller is using belongs to a Shelby County employee. Once the call is answered, the caller will give instructions to call what appears to be a switchboard at the Shelby County Courthouse. They will ask you for your credit card information. This is a scam. Do not give out any information.
If you have any questions concerning this scam, please contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at 936-598-5601.
(4:56pm) - Shelby County Today has received reports individuals have been receiving scam calls claiming they will be fined for having not attended grand jury or jury service. It has even been indicated an amount demanded by the scammers was up to $2,000.
Anyone receiving such calls should contact their nearest law enforcement entity, and never give personal information over the phone when a caller is demanding payment.
Lori Oliver, Shelby County District Clerk, has confirmed it is not procedure for the court system to call someone in an attempt to collect a fine for failure to report to jury service or grand jury service.
National Weather Service, Shreveport, LA
11:27am CST Friday, January 12, 2018
January 12, 2018 - This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas including Sevier, Howard, Little River, Hempstead, Nevada, Miller, Lafayette, Columbia, Union, Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Lincoln, De Soto, Red River, Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita, Sabine, Natchitoches, Winn, Grant, Caldwell, La Salle, McCurtain, Bowie, Franklin, Titus, Camp, Morris, Cass, Wood, Upshur, Marion, Smith, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Angelina, and San Augustine.
DAY ONE... This Afternoon and Tonight...
No hazardous weather is expected.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN... Saturday through Thursday...
After a very cold and dry weekend, another Arctic cold front will arrive Monday night. Temperatures will fall to below freezing once again, and rain will begin mixing with freezing rain, sleet and snow. There is still a lot of uncertainty in the forecast for this event, but some accumulation of wintry precipitation does appear possible at this time.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Activation of emergency managers, skywarn networks, and amateur radio operators will not be needed through the weekend.
January 12, 2018 - (Update): Andrea Chadwick was arrested in Panola County on January 11, 2018. She was transported to the SCSO January 12.
She has been charged with: Theft of Livestock; Theft - $15,000 Bond; Burglary of Habitation - $5,000 Bond; Fraud Use/Poss of Identifying Info against the Elderly - $15,000; and Theft against the Elderly - $20,000.
January 10, 2018 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Andrea Janise Chadwick. Chadwick is 5’7’ and weighs approximately 155 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes. Her last known address is in Shelbyville.
Chadwick has active warrants in Shelby County. If you have information on her whereabouts, please contact SCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Windham at 936-5272-1972 or 936-598-5601.
If anyone is found to be hindering the apprehension, harboring or concealing, providing or aiding with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape, or warns Chadwick of impending discovery or apprehension, will be arrested and charged in accordance to Penal Code 38.05 Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution, a Felony 3 offense.