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January 8, 2022 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reported 41 new cases on January 8th. The active cases are now up to 299.

January 8th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 7)
Confirmed Cases - 1,910 (23 new)
Probable Cases - 1,405 (18 new)
Fatalities - 115 (1 new)
Active Cases (Estimated) - 299
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,902

January 7th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 6)
Confirmed Cases - 1,887 (19 new)
Probable Cases - 1,387 (28 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 259
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,902 (6 new)

January 6, 2022 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reported 47 new cases on January 7th. The active cases continue their rise and are up to 259.

Six recoveries was reported.

January 7th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 6)
Confirmed Cases - 1,887 (19 new)
Probable Cases - 1,387 (28 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 259
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,902 (6 new)

January 6th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 5)
Confirmed Cases - 1,868 (17 new)
Probable Cases - 1,359 (6 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 218
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,896 (1 new)

Jury Summons for 8:30am Panel for Courthouse Cancelled
Jury Summons for 10am Panel Still to Report to Civic Center

January 6, 2022 - The jurors who have been summoned to the Courthouse on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 8:30am are hereby notified that their jury service has been cancelled. This is cancelling only those jurors summoned to the courthouse at 8:30am on January 10, 2022. Those jurors are released from service until they receive a future summons.

The Jurors summoned to the Windham Civic Center at 10am on Monday, January 10, 2022, should still report for jury service.

January 6, 2022 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reported 23 new cases on January 6th. The active cases rose to 218. Only 1 recovery was reported.

January 6th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 5)
Confirmed Cases - 1,868 (17 new)
Probable Cases - 1,359 (6 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 218
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,896 (1 new)

January 5th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 4)
Confirmed Cases - 1,851 (10 new)
Probable Cases - 1,353 (4 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 196
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,895 (2 new)

December 31, 2021 - The City of Center Public Water System, PWS #2100001, will be conducting water system maintenance beginning January 1, 2022, and lasting until January 31, 2022. The system will be switching to free chlorine as its main disinfection.

This maintenance which is not a requirement, but is the recommended course of action set by the TCEQ/EPA for the accumulation of disinfection byproducts.

This is a routine maintenance procedure performed to help reduce unstable water conditions in our system and insure the highest quality of water being delivered to our customers.

During this maintenance period you may notice an odor or slight discoloration, but the safety of the water will not be affected. City maintenance crews and the Fire Department will also be aggressively flushing hydrants throughout the City’s distribution system.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our Public Works Department at 936-598-5241.

January 5, 2022 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reported 14 new cases on January 5th. The active cases rose to 196. There were only 2 recoveries reported.

January 5th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 4)
Confirmed Cases - 1,851 (10 new)
Probable Cases - 1,353 (4 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 196
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,895 (2 new)

January 4th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 3)
Confirmed Cases - 1,841 (14 new)
Probable Cases - 1,349 (17 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 184
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,893 (4 new)

January 5, 2021 - Hurst Street in Center was the scene of a major two-vehicle collision Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the entrance to McDonalds and Walmart.

Following the collision, both vehicles were left disabled and off the roadway one in a ditch and the other on a hill.

According to Center Police Officer Brian Wright, at 9:58am a white 2014 Ford Fusion driven by Deryl Bishop, 94, of Joaquin was northbound on Hurst Street preparing to turn left from the median into the Walmart parking lot entrance.

As Bishop attempted to turn into the entrance to the parking lot, the Fusion traveled in front of a maroon 2003 GMC Yukon driven by Fidencia Deleon-Dominguez, 54, of Center that was southbound in the inside lane. The Yukon collided with the passenger side of the Ford and pushed it off the roadway to the right where the Yukon came to rest in a ditch and the Ford came to rest at the top of a hill just beyond the ditch.

Bishop was transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of possible injury.

Deleon-Dominguez and two 2-year-old passengers were transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for medical evaluation.

No citations were issued at the time of the crash and both vehicles were towed from the scene.

According to TxDOT crash data, there have been 31 crashes at the location of the incident since 2016.

In May 2021, TxDOT Commissioners approved projects in Shelby County which included the installation of a traffic light at this same intersection. Construction on this project doesn't appear to have yet begun.

Related article:
TxDOT Projects Include Four in Shelby County; Hurst St. at Foster Traffic Signal

January 04, 2022 - The Texas DSHS Covid-19 Dashboard reported 31 new cases on January 4th. The active cases rose to 184. There were 4 recoveries reported as well.

January 4th Numbers: (Changes since Jan. 3)
Confirmed Cases - 1,841 (14 new)
Probable Cases - 1,349 (17 new)
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 184
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,893 (4 new)

January 3rd Numbers:
Confirmed Cases - 1,827
Probable Cases - 1,332
Fatalities - 114
Active Cases (Estimated) - 157
Recovered (Estimated) - 2,889

January 4, 2021 - The Center Fire Department fought a house fire Sunday, January 2, 2021 at a residence off CR 3012 located behind some chicken houses at 11:09am.

Neighbors to the property saw smoke emanating from the residence. They banged on the doors and walls of the house to try and alert the owner of the home there was a fire; however, no one was home.

They called 911 and the Center Fire Department responded. Upon arrival, the fire was fully involved. Fire personnel donned SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) to provide oxygen so they could fight the fire more closely without inhaling large amounts of smoke.

As the fire fighters worked at putting out the flames and sought out hot spots around the home, the property owners arrived and were visibly shocked and horrified to find their home engulfed in flames.

Fire personnel were able to move a van that was parked beside the house away from the fire and assisted the property owner in moving a Bronco away from the front of the house.

According to the fire department, the fire appeared to have started in the middle of the house.

The owners indicated there were two pets within the home during the fire; however, the fire was too far along for them to have been saved. The fire fighters were able to extinguish the fire and prevent further spread to other buildings on the property. The fire department confirmed the house was a total loss.

The fire personnel returned to service at 3:40pm.

January 4, 2021 - The Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department (JVFD) responded to a barn on fire on County Road 3524 in Joaquin at 11:05pm on January 3, 2022. The fire burned much of the tools and equipment stored inside, but no one was harmed. 

The JVFD were assisted by the neighboring DeSoto Fire District #1 from Logansport. 

This is the first call of 2022 for Joaquin.

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