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January 12, 2018 - Hom/Ade Foods, Inc is voluntarily recalling Mary B’s® brand biscuits due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The problem was discovered in a product sampling conducted by an outside co-packer, who manufactured the product. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
The Mary B’s products affected are frozen bagged biscuits with the UPC codes listed below. All “Best If Used By” dates Before September 23, 2018 and with the letter “M” immediately after the date are included in the recall. The code may be found on the back of the bag, lower right corner. No other code dates are affected.
Upc #, Description, Count Per Package
- 2059300007 Mary B’s Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits, 35oz 10 / 3.5oz
- 2059300015 Mary B’s Buttermilk Biscuits 26.4oz 12 / 2.2oz
- 2059300018 Mary B’s Southernmade Biscuits 26.4oz 12 / 2.2oz
- 2059300020 Mary B’s Buttermilk Value Pack Biscuits 44oz 20 / 2.2oz
- 2059300021 Mary B’s Southernmade Value Pack Biscuits 44oz 20 / 2.2oz
- 2059300022 Mary B’s Buttermilk Tea Biscuits 24oz 24 / 1oz
- 2059300023 Mary B’s Buttertaste Value Pack Biscuits 44oz 20 / 2.2oz
- 2059300028 Mary B’s Thin Buttermilk Biscuits 28.6oz 22 / 1.3oz
- 2059300033 Mary B’s Buttermilk Family Pack Biscuits 60oz 30 / 2oz
- 2059300034 Mary B’s Southernmade Family Pack Biscuits 60oz 30 / 2oz
- 2059300035 Mary B’s Buttertaste Family Pack Biscuits 60oz 30 / 2oz
- 2059383000 Mary B’s Buttermilk 0 Trans Fat 220ct Bulk Biscuits 220 / 2.2oz
- 2059383004 Mary B’s Buttermilk Biscuits 220ct Bulk Biscuits 220 / 2.2oz
- 2059387000 Mary B’s Made With Whole Grain 220ct Bulk Biscuits 220 / 2.2oz
- 3059320583 Mary B’s 3.5 Oz Jumbo Buttermilk 144ct Bulk Biscuits 144 / 3.5oz
Products were distributed to AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NC, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV and sold in retail stores. Although these products are not ready-to-eat items and have baking instructions which, if followed, will reduce consumer risk, there remains some risk that the mishandling of this product prior to or without adequate baking may cause illness.
There has been no illness to date associated with these products. Hom/Ade Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled all affected products and is working with the FDA and supplier to fix the problem. Consumers are urged to return affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Customers or consumers with questions may call Hom/Ade Foods Inc. at 1-855-562-7773, Monday to Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time.
January 11, 2018 - Rainy weather conditions are proving to be a hazard for Shelby County drivers as traffic incidents are keeping DPS Troopers busy responding to such situations.
Some have been more minor incidents of a driver losing control on a roadway and merely coming to rest on the shoulder, while others have come into contact with objects on the side of the road causing crashes.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Dustin Ramos, at 5:10pm Thursday, January 11, 2018, DPS Troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 96 South at the intersection of County Roads 1015 and 1021.
Upon arrival, it was determined a white 2007 Lexus owned and driven by Carlos Johnson, Jr., 18, of San Augustine was northbound on U.S. Highway 96 at an unsafe speed for wet roadway conditions and traveled off the roadway to the right. As the Lexus continued traveling it struck multiple bushes and tree branches, causing damage to the front and coming to rest off the roadway with damage.
Johnson was transported by ACE EMS to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of minor injuries.
Johnson was issued a citation for unsafe speed.
Immediately following the crash scene being cleared at around 6pm, DPS Troopers were dispatched to another crash incident on U.S. 96 North at Flat Fork Creek.
Upon arrival, the troopers discovered a silver Kia which had traveled off the roadway to the left and through a fence before coming to rest in a boggy area. Injuries were not apparent as the drive of the vehicle was not transported from the scene by ambulance and instead was interviewed by DPS Troopers before being released.
Drivers traveling during the wet weather are urged to use extra caution to help decrease the occurrence of incidents.
January 11, 2018 - The driver involved in a major crash on FM 711, which left the vehicle involved unrecognizable, is in Tyler at ETMC hospital for treatment.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jesse Fountain, at 7:20am January 11, 2018 troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash just over 1/4 mile south of CR 1005 in the Jericho Community involving a silver 2002 Dodge 2500 SLT pickup truck driven by Allen Joseph McSwain, 32, of Center.
Indications are McSwain fell asleep while traveling northbound on FM 711 and ran off the road striking several trees along the way. During that time he was ejected from the Dodge.
McSwain stated the crash occurred at around 4am.
McSwain was transported by ACE EMS to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department before being taken by ambulance to ETMC in Tyler for treatment of his injuries.
West Shelby County Volunteer Firemen were on scene to provide assistance. Damage to the vehicle was so severe, it was hauled away in separate sections by Hughes Wrecker Service. A neighbor and the owner of the property where the crash occurred offered the use of tractor equipment to help move the truck.
January 11, 2018 - The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 1/11/2018. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Derek Diverdi at 936-332-7683.
January 4, 2018 - Due to a break in the main line, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Paxton public water system ID# 2100031 to notify all customers on Hwy 7, FM 139 Hwy 84 , that were without water, to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Derek Di Verdi at 936-332-7683
January 10, 2018 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of 54 year-old Teresa Glynn Stephens. Stephens was last seen in Shelby County in the Spring of 2016. Stephens may also go by the names Teresa Glynn Roof or Teresa Glynn Kocyba. She is described as a white female, 5’10” and 200 pounds.
Stephens has ties to South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Missouri and Texas City, Tx.
If anyone has any information regarding her whereabouts or any information on Stephens, you are urged to contact Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Kevin Windham at (936) 598-5601 or (936) 572-1972.
January 10, 2018 - FM 417 west of Shelbyville was the scene of a major single-vehicle crash Friday, January 5, 2018 which left the driver trapped.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Richard Hill, at 5:45pm a black Nissan Frontier with white racing stripes and driven by Raul Resendiz, 18, of Joaquin was westbound on FM 417 one mile past the FM 2694 intersection. Witnesses stated the Frontier was traveling about 75 miles per hour and Resendiz stated he reached down to get his phone, during which time he traveled straight through a curve in the roadway and off the roadway to the left before striking two trees.
Center Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with Jaws of Life to assist Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department in extricating Resendiz from the vehicle.
ACE EMS transported Resendiz from the scene for treatment of injuries.
He was issued citations for driving while intoxicated and unsafe speed.
January 10, 2018 - Center firemen were dispatched to a car fire in the Mt. Gillion Community at 2:30pm January 4, 2018.
According to the Center Fire Department a silver Honda Accord driven by Gregory Bryan was southbound on State Highway 87 North in the Mt. Gillion Community when he had some sort of mechanical issue.
Firemen were dispatched to the scene when the vehicle began to go up in flames. The fire appeared to originate under the hood of the vehicle and was possibly electrical in nature. A fuel line had also ruptured beneath the vehicle and burned the back seat of the Honda.
The firemen were able to extinguish the vehicle before it completely burned. A definitive cause was not known at the time of the incident. The firemen returned to the station at 3:15pm.
Updated January 10, 2018 - A juvenile reported as a runaway by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 11, 2017 has been reunited with her family.
Shelby County Sheriff Willis Blackwell reports that Monica Marie Carter, 16, of Joaquin, was detained by immigration and customs officers at the Mexico border in Progreso, TX on Jan. 8, 2018 as she attempted to cross back over into the United States. Carter was transported to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Detention Center where she was turned over to family members.
Carter fled Shelby County with 29 year-old Tommy Gene Riley of Lufkin. United States Customs Agents notified the SCSO that Carter crossed into Mexico on or about Sept. 15, 2017.
This case was under the investigation of SCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Windham.
Updated 3pm, September 18, 2017 - The Shelby County Sheriffs Office has received information that Monica Marie Carter is in Mexico. Carter was carried across the border by 29 year-old Tommy Riley, JR and his father, Leo Riley.
September 14, 2017 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of Monica Marie Carter. Carter is described as a 16 year-old white female, 5’4” and approximately 200 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and tattoos on both wrists. She was last seen at her residence located at 673 East Saddle Street, Lot #5 in Joaquin on Sept. 11 around midnight.
Anyone with information on Carter’s whereabouts is urged to contact Lt. Kevin Windham at the SCSO at (936) 598-5601.
Leah Chase,SCSO Media Relations
January 9, 2018 - Another subject has been arrested in connection with the recent burglary that occurred December 11-12, 2017 at a property on Highway 59 North in Tenaha.
Aaron Jeffrey, 45, of Carthage, was arrested and taken into custody by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office on January 6. He is awaiting transport to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey is charged with burglary of a habitation
The Shelby County Sheriff’s is still seeking the whereabouts of Antoine Pierce, 33, of Marshall. Pierce is described as a 5’9” black male, and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair and black eyes. Pierce has two active warrants for burglary of a habitation and burglary of a building.
If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Pierce, please contact SCSO Chief Deputy Kevin Windham at (936) 572-1972 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 Pierce 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.
Submitted by Leah Chase
One Arrested, Two Wanted in Connection with Recent Burglaries
January 9, 2018 - A Shelby County Grand Jury handed down 25 indictments involving 18 individuals on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The grand jury was impaneled for the January 2018 term of the 273rd Judicial District Court.
Nickloas Denetri Rushing was indicted for evading arrest, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on April 28, 2017, Rushing used a vehicle to flee from Christopher Knowlton, a person the defendant knew was a peace officer who was attempting to lawfully arrest or detain Rushing.
Harold Delonn Glenn was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on November 1, 2016, during a traffic stop and/or narcotics investigation Glenn concealed drugs by discarding said drugs onto the ground, and with the intent to impair the drugs' availability as evidence in the investigation and/or in a subsequent official proceeding.
Alvin Earl Smith was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on November 24, 2016, with intent to commit theft Smith entered a building or portion of a building owned by Dr. Dixon Golden, the owner.
Jeffery Scott Fenley was indicted for evading arrest, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on November 22, 2016, Fenley fled in a vehicle from peace officers Jim Blackwell, Chris Knowlton, Jacob Gross, and Keith Jones while they were attempting to arrest, or detain Fenley.
Bruce Edward Cohoon was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on December 4, 2016, Cohoon entered a building or a portion of a building, not then open to the public, without the consent of Patricia Annette Belrose, the owner. The indictment further alleges Cohoon attempted to commit or committed theft of a plastic bin full of misc. hand tools, water pumps, ladder, container with brass, Radio Flyer wagon, mountain bicycle, old metal antique car wheel, child's bicycle, shovels-rakes, and/or truck tire, owned by Belrose.
Timothy Paul Johnson was indicted for criminal mischief, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on November 15, 2016, Johnson damaged or destroyed a television and a computer owned by Yvonne McCollister and poured bleach on McCollister's clothes without consent of McCollister, the owner. The indictment further alleges Johnson caused pecuniary loss of $1,500 or more but less than $20,000 to McCollister.
Barbara Jean McKelvey was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on December 13, 2016, McKelvey entered a building or a portion of a building not then open to the public, without consent of Allan Hogan, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of property including a Poulan chainsaw, Honda three-wheeler, Coleman stove, Coleman light, jack stands, tools and tool box and/or assorted scrap items.
Justin Carl Haessly was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on November 7, 2016, McKelvey entered a building or a portion of a building not then open to the public, without consent of Allan Hogan, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of property including a Poulan chainsaw, Honda three-wheeler, Coleman stove, Coleman light, jack stands, tools and tool box and/or assorted scrap items.
Ervin Wayne Parrie was indicted for burglary of a building, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on November 2, 2016, Parrie entered a building or a portion of a building not then open to the public, without the consent of Hogan, the owner, and attempted to commit or committed theft of a weed eater, chainsaw, miscellaneous tools/items, welding machine and a red and white three-wheeler, owned by Hogan.
Joshua Steven Cooley was indicted for theft, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on April 18, 2017, Cooley took a Magnum Light Tower MLT060K valued at $2,500 or more but less than $30,000, from Maximus Oilfield Service, the owner. The indictment further alleges this was done without the consent of Maximus Oilfield Service, with intent to deprive the owner of the property.
Joshua Steven Cooley was indicted for criminal mischief, state jail felony. The indictment alleges, on September 20, 2017, Cooley tampered with a meter loop (electric meter device), without the consent of Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc., the owner. The indictment further alleges, Cooley caused pecuniary loss of less than $30,000 to the said owner by tampering with the said property to divert or cause to be diverted, electricity from a public power supply, in whole or in part by placing the circuit fuse back in and wiring around the meter loop, holding it in place by zip-ties.
Danny Hayden Stone was indicted for tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on November 19, 2016, while a narcotics investigation was in progress and an attempt to serve an arrest warrant was being made Stone concealed and/or destroyed a crystal-like substance found in a plastic baggy with intent to impair its availability as evidence in an investigation and/or in a subsequent proceeding.
(Dates in parenthesis indicate the date of the alleged incident)
- Harold Delonn Glenn, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), state jail felony (November 1, 2016).
- Ronald Shane Gray, Jr., possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (November 16, 2016).
- Ronald Shane Gray, Jr., possession of a controlled substance (MDMA/Ecstasy), state jail felony (December 10, 2016).
- Joshua Steven Cooley, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (March 12, 2017).
- Samuel Granados Bustos, driving while intoxicated with child passenger, state jail felony (November 6, 2016).
- Roger Dale Shoemaker, driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more, third degree felony - enhancement: habitual 25 years to 99 years or life (November 3, 2016).
- Jose Gerardo Barahona, driving while intoxicated - 3rd or more, third degree felony (November 5, 2016).
- Bruce Edward Cohoon, prohibited substance (methamphetamine) in a correctional facility (Shelby County Jail) (November 26, 2016).
- Michael Francis Harper, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, first degree felony (November 3, 2016).
- Bruce Edward Cohoon, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (November 3, 2016).
- Danny Hayden Stone, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (November 19, 2016).
- Joseph Ray Nash, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (November 10, 2016).
- Jennifer Alyene Watson, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), state jail felony (November 13, 2016).
Indictments and Information are not a conviction, and are a matter of public record. All individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.