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November 30, 2022 - The 100th Annual Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Celebration & Awards, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2023. We will celebrate and recognize the achievements of 2022 and welcome a new year.  

The highlight of  the Celebration is our Awards presentations the Farm Family of the Year award, Young Citizen of  the Year award and the Distinguished Service Award.    

Nominations are being solicited from residents of Shelby County for the Young Citizen of the Year and the Distinguished Service Award. The Young Citizen of the Year was established in 1966 to recognize and encourage the young people in the area involved in community service. To be eligible, the nominee must be at least 18 up to 39 years of age, a resident of Shelby County during at least six months of the year for which the award is given, and not a previous recipient.

The Distinguished Service award is presented to an individual who has shown faithful and outstanding service to the community over a number of years. The selection criteria process for these awards include personal involvement that enriches the general welfare of our communities, participation in a wide variety of community activities, specific contributions to some area of the community, leadership, personal or business progress, ability to cooperate with individuals, civic, religious or social organizations. Candidates must be considered to be of integrity, sound character and generally well respected.

Nomination forms are available on our website and at the Chamber offices. Written nominations including additional letters of support regarding the qualifications of the nominee should be sent to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, 100 Courthouse Square, A-101, Center, Texas 75935 by Friday, December 30, 2022.

EXTRA EXTRA!!! Exciting News!!

November 29, 2022 - The 32 In TV has been upgraded! We are now giving away a 55 inch Samsung Smart TV donated by Blake Furniture of Center.

There are five more days to bring in your toy donation be entered for a chance to win the TV and Goody Basket. Bring your toy, or monetary donation to the Center Police Department, or bring a toy to Cookies & Cocoa with Santa! Raffle will be drawn at end of event on Sunday, December 4th.


November 25, 2022 - Operation Blue Santa is collecting toys with a Toy Drive and Raffle at Cookies and Cocoa with Santa on Sunday, December 4 from 2pm until 4pm at the Community House on San Augustine Street!

To enter the raffle, anytime before December 4, bring a Toy into the Center Police Department to donate and you will be entered into a drawing for a Christmas Movie Package which includes a 32" Smart TV, Christmas Movies, Popcorn, Cocoa, Coffee Mugs, Chocolates, Cozy Blankets, and a $100 Ivan Smith Furniture Gift Card.

The drawing will be held on Sunday, December 4th at the end of Cookies and Cocoa with Santa.

Please bring a new, in package toy for any ages! One entry per person and one entry per day. Monetary donations of $5 will also get you entered. If coming by the Center Police Department, see dispatch for entry forms when you bring your toy or donation in!

November 18, 2022 - The Taste of the Holidays, Sponsored by Shelby Savings Bank will be this Thursday, December 1st from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Windham Civic Center. It is a great way to kick off a fun holiday weekend and the December count down to Christmas.

Tickets are available for $15 person and will not be sold at the door. Children 5 and under are free.

Come sample cuisine and wine from local restaurants and caterers and enjoy a fun festive evening. 

Holiday music will be provided by Chris Watlington. The Center High School Theater Department will be at The Taste in fun festive costumes.

Local florists will provide the beautiful centerpieces which will also be given away as door prizes.  Thank you to Center Floral, Hughes Florist, Watson Tucker Florist and The Lily Farm

Thank you to our Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor, Shelby Savings Bank; Gold Sponsors, Sabine State Bank and Specter, Inc.

For more information please contact the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce at 936-598-3682 or email info@shelbycountychamber.com.

November 25, 2022 - Cookies & Cocoa with Santa is going to have some big changes this year as it has officially outgrown the Center Police Department lobby! The event is moving to the Center Community House at 425 San Augustine Street in Center and is scheduled for Sunday, December 4th from 2pm to 4pm.

Cookies & Cocoa with Santa is our BIG Toy Drive, and the Blue Santa team are very excited to be having it again this year. Enjoy Cookies & Cocoa, and FREE pictures with Santa! Bring in a toy to donate and be entered into our raffle for a 32" Smart TV, a Christmas movie watching goody basket, and a $100 Ivan Smith Furniture Gift Card.

If you are interested in donating any items for the event such as cocoa, cookies, or any type of finger foods, please contact Amy at the Center Police Department at 936-598-2788.

The Center Police Department's Blue Santa program is asking for donations of new toys, books, or clothes for all ages of boys and girls, and don't forget the teenagers! Monetary donations are also welcomed, and can be given in the form of Cash, or Check, or through Paypal @BlueSantaCPD.

November 24, 2022 - Before closing up at 4:30pm on Wednesday, the Shelby County District Clerk's Office came together to wish all a Happy Thanksgiving! They wish everyone many blessings and a wonderful time with family and friends this holiday season. The office will reopen Monday morning.

November 23, 2022 - The Piney Woods Photographic Society (PWPS) held their November meeting this past Saturday. The November challenge was "Perspective." These photos were taken using different angles to enhance the viewing perspective of each photo. Members are able to submit up to three of their photos for discussion and favorites voting.

Favorites are:


1st Place Favorite: Big Foot (Forced Perspective) by Bobbie Jean Wood


2nd Place Favorite (Tie): The Dodge by Billie F. Jones


2nd Place Favorite (Tie): Rings and Things by Anna Jones


3rd Place Favorite (Tie): San Augustine Church by Debra Cockrell


3rd Place Favorite (Tie): "Waiting on the Sun" by Jan Huffman Carter


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November 21, 2022 - Operation Blue Santa has a new Community event coming up! Everyone loves to decorate for Christmas, but lets make a contest out of it make it for a good cause. 

Join in the Holiday Festivities by decorating your storefront/windows or entryways. All funds go towards Operation Blue Santa’s Toy Drive helping us to make a child’s Christmas blessed this year. Entry fees are $100 per business, and open to all Shelby County businesses. 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place cash prize winners with receive a certificate of bragging rights. All entries need to be submitted by 4pm on December 1st, with voting to be done on December 5th by Operation Blue Santa and CPD Ladies Auxiliary committee. Inside or Outside display as long as it is visible to the public.

Pictures of the entries will be posted on the Operation Blue Santa Facebook page. Payments can be Cash/Check or Paypal @BlueSantaCPD Applications can be picked up at the Center Police Department, 1020 Shelbyville Street, or email a request to Alindley@centertexas.org or mail to P.O. Box 322, Center, Tx 75935.

November 17, 2022 - Patsy Handy, Democrat Party Chair, would like to thank all those who helped provide a free barbecue plate after school for kids ages Pre-K3 to 12th grade on Wednesday at Perry Sampson Park.

Thank you to Richard and Linda Lundie, precinct 8 chair in Tenaha; Earsie and Milton Horton, precinct 4 chair in Huxley; and George Grace, precinct 9 chair in Timpson. Special thanks to Nicole Ellington for getting the word out to the parents about the event and the students that came by for a plate. Also, thank you to Doris and Iretta for assisting.

"Thanks" to everyone for helping to make it happen. "Thanks to all."

November 16, 2022 - The Angel Tree is up and ready at Noble Children’s Services! Please stop by our Center office and select an angel from the tree to sponsor this year. Unwrapped gifts needed by November 28th. You may also sponsor a child by making a monetary donation - suggested minimum of $50 per child. Feel free to contact us at 936-598-6468 or stop by 1306 Louisiana Street, Center, Texas.

November 16, 2022 - On November 15, members of Center Garden Club attended the viewing of Meet Me In St. Louis at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport. Following the movie attendees enjoyed a BBQ meal in which St.Louis is known for. The outing was lots of fun and CGC members look forward to many other adventures in the future.

Marsha Ann Barnett, PR Coordinator and Member of Center Garden Club

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