May 28, 2020 - On May 19, 2020, USDA released details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP’s $19 billion package contains two primary components. First, USDA will partner with regional and local distributers to purchase $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat and provide those commodities to those in need. The bulk of the program is designed to provide $16 billion in direct support to farmers and ranchers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 21, 2020 - The University of Southern California (USC) is reporting that alcohol sales have surged since the COVID-19 pandemic began, raising concerns among USC experts and others that the bottoms-up binge could come with a social cost. As family and friends break free from shelter in place orders and begin to plan their Memorial Day celebration, we encourage you to plan while you can and designate a sober ride. Impairment begins with the first drink. Texas law enforcement officers will be out in force during the Memorial Day weekend looking for impaired drivers.
March 6, 2020 - The 2020 Shelby County Livestock Show was held Thursday, March 5, 2020 at the Shelby County Expo Center with 4-H and FFA students from all over Shelby County competing.
The sale will be held Saturday, March 7th, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center. The Bar-B-Que for the buyer’s and exhibitors will start at 6pm followed by the auction at 7pm at the Windham Civic Center.
March 4, 2020 - Plans for the 2020 Annual Shelby County Livestock Show are set. The show will be held on Thursday, March 5th at the Shelby County Expo Center. The sale will be held Saturday, March 7th, at the John Dean Windham Civic Center, meal starting at 6pm.
March 3, 2020 - Shelby County 4H Juniors - Jacie Lee, Camille Greer, Carter Greer, and Hannah Wages attended Livestock Judging contests in San Antonio. They also attended the East Central FFA contest, as well as the San Antonio Livestock Exposition.
February 27, 2020 - You are invited to attend the Texas Extension Education Association Women on the Go Club, Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 12-noon to 1pm at the Extension office, located at 266 Nacogdoches Street in Center.
January 23, 2020 - It is almost Summer and time to get your body beach ready!!! Become the biggest loser in Shelby County — of weight, that is. There will a CASH prize for the top winner. Prizes will be awarded to the most successful competitors in the county’s weight loss and physical fitness program.