Submitted by Judge Allison Harbison

Save Our Seniors Initiative to Provide 200 Covid-19 Vaccines for Shelby County (Updated)

Clinic is over

March 4, 2021 - (Update): Save our Seniors:

There are still appointments left for the COVID vaccination clinic being held today at the Windham Civic Center. Military medical personnel are conducting the clinic.

Any one in Category 1A-Frontline Healthcare workers Or Category 1B-People 65+ or people 16+ with a health condition that increases risk of severe COVID‑19 illness can schedule an appointment by calling 936-591-4050 before 3pm today.

Help Bring Broadband Services to Shelby County; Fill Out County Broadband Survey

Dear Residents of Shelby County:

March 3, 2021 - Shelby County needs your assistance. We have partnered with Connected Nation and the Temple Foundation to gather important information about the need for Broadband services in Shelby County. Responding to this survey will help the entire population of Shelby County. 

I encourage you and your family members to take this online survey. There are 9 different surveys that you can complete, please complete each survey that applies to you. For example, I did the home, government, business, and agriculture surveys.

County Judge Announces County Offices Closed Friday

February 18, 2021 - Shelby County Offices will be closed Friday, February 19, 2021 due to road conditions, power outages, and water outages. We plan on opening for business Monday, February 22, 2021.  

Everyone please be careful and stay safe!

February 17, 2021 - Shelby County Offices will be closed on Thursday, February 18th due to the current weather crisis. 

Everyone please stay off the roadways. 

Please stay safe and warm!! 

County Judge Reports Hospitilizations Exceed 15%; Restaurants, Businesses Not to Exceed 50% Capacity

December 31, 2020 - For seven consecutive days, the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in the East Texas region has exceeded 15% of the total capacity.

On Monday, December 21, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) reported that the 19 counties that comprise the Piney Woods Trauma Service Area (TSA-G) are now in an “area with high hospitalization,” as defined by Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-32.

County Judge Advises Ice, Water, MREs Available at Huxley VFD

September 1, 2020 - Shelby County have received resources from US Rep. Louie Gohmert and the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The ice, water, and MRE’s have been delivered to the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department Building at 11862 FM 2694, Shelbyville. We urge anyone who is out of power or has a need for these supplies to come by this location on Tuesday, September 1, to receive the supplies while they last. They will be available between the hours of 10am and 3pm tomorrow.

Shelby County Judge Harbison Encourages Continued Vigilance Against Coronavirus

August 18, 2020 - Shelby County is currently seeing an all-time low of “active” cases of Coronavirus. This is according to Texas Department of State health Services (DSHS) that report any new cases, recoveries, and deaths to the Shelby County Office of Emergency Management.

We continue to report only cases, recoveries, and deaths that DSHS reports to us. We use no other source to report our numbers.

Letter from County Judge Regarding Governor’s Proclamation

July 3, 2020 - Governor Abbott’s proclamation yesterday said that county judges have some authority over outdoor gatherings of more than 10 people. I have gotten many calls regarding different events, especially private Fourth of July gatherings. I personally feel we should celebrate our nation’s independence. I ask that you do so respectively and safely. There are health/safety protocols for practically every type of event and business at


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