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Declaration of Disaster and Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning

October 12, 2022 - WHEREAS, the County of Shelby is under imminent threat of severe damage, injury of loss of life or property resulting from the threat of wildfires due to extremely dry grassland fuel, drought and other weather-related conditions; and

WHEREAS, THE COUNTY JUDGE of Shelby County has determined that to mitigate the hazard posed by wildfires during the current dry conditions, extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE COUNTY JUDGE OF Shelby COUNTY:

1. That a local state of disaster is hereby proclaimed for Shelby County pursuant to § 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.

2. This Declaration of a local state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court of Shelby County.

3. All outdoor burning is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Shelby County. This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities carried out by Federal Certified Agencies.

4. This Declaration of shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk of Shelby County. 

5. This Declaration of the local state of disaster activates the Shelby County Emergency Management Plan.

This Proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance; Ordered This 12th Day of October, 2022

WHEREAS, the County of Shelby is under imminent threat of severe damage, injury of loss of life or property resulting from the threat of wildfires due to extremely dry grassland fuel, drought and other weather-related conditions; and

WHEREAS, THE COUNTY JUDGE of Shelby County has determined that to mitigate the hazard posed by wildfires during the current dry conditions, extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE COUNTY JUDGE OF Shelby COUNTY:

1. That a local state of disaster is hereby proclaimed for Shelby County pursuant to § 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.

2. This Declaration of a local state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the Commissioners Court of Shelby County.

3. All outdoor burning is prohibited in the unincorporated areas of Shelby County. This Order does not prohibit outdoor burning activities carried out by Federal Certified Agencies.

4. This Declaration of shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the County Clerk of Shelby County. 

5. This Declaration of the local state of disaster activates the Shelby County Emergency Management Plan. This Proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance; Ordered This 12th Day of October, 2022

October 12, 2022 - The Shelby County Commissioners continued to discuss what avenues are available to them in the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds during their October 5, 2022, meeting.

It was the desire of Roscoe McSwain, Commissioner Precinct 1, to purchase a new Caterpillar Model: 150 JOY Motor Grader from Holt Cat with those ARPA funds in the amount of $399,429. McSwain commented they all know Caterpillar is on the buy board and he asked if everyone was comfortable with moving ahead.

Judge Allison Harbison stated, as long as McSwain proceeded with getting a quote for the purchase through the buy board, and John Price, County Attorney, stated he believed they could proceed. McSwain said he had contacted the representative from Holt Cat who provided the quote and confirmed they would honor the original quote.

Judge Harbison asked McSwain, "I know Jimmy [Lout, Commissioner Precinct 2], had given me a couple things that had the buy board quote on there, do you have one that has the buy board quote on there? That has the buy board number?"

She further commented the date and the quote they were presented should be good to move forward with the ARPA funds, and Price agreed it would be appropriate as long as it's been done through the buy board.

"It's definitely with the buy board, we have the state price. It would be another $50,000 if it wasn't through that board," said McSwain.

Judge Harbison wanted to confirm the funds to pay for the equipment was to be out of the $1 million the commissioners agreed to set aside at a previously held meeting.

"That was approved to that figure of course, and anything else would be other funds, naturally," said Price.

Lout inquired of McSwain if Holt has the Caterpillar in stock and McSwain shook his head to the contrary. Tom Bellmyer, Commissioner Precinct 4, agreed it was good the price is locked in even though the equipment isn't currently in stock.

McSwain said he doesn't see any problem with GrantWorks giving the purchase their "stamp of approval." Bellmyer agreed the court set aside $250,000 per precinct for equipment, and a notification to GrantWorks would be all they need to do.

Judge Harbison said the remaining question is where would the rest of the money for the equipment purchase be coming from. 

"It's all going to come from that grant (ARPA), whether we take it all out of the $1 million dollars, or we go ahead and renegotiate the amount of money we're going to charge to it," said McSwain. "We come to the understanding last week we don't all get the same exact amount of money, just depends on the needs of the precinct."

McSwain posed the question as to whether the commissioners want to stay within the scope of the original $1 million until it runs out and move for more funds again at that time, or go ahead and "open the door."

"My understanding is from discussions with GrantWorks and what's transpired in Commissioners' Court, is that $1 million fund was set up to be divided the four commissioners and their precincts, so that figure is set," said Price. "So, if we're talking about transferring the total amount of this purchase from that total $1 million that's going to require of course approval of all the commissioners. Now, the question it might raise that probably should be addressed with GrantWorks is whether or not that is a purchase that has been made prior to approval of the sharing of those funds precinct to precinct."

Price continued, if it was going to be handled in that fashion, it probably should be submitted to GrantWorks.

Following Price's opinion on the issue, McSwain made a motion to pass the item instead of moving forward.

"We're going to just send it back to the federal government before it's over with I guess. I'll get on the agenda next week to re-appropriate the amount of money we need to buy the equipment, do away with the damn $250,[000] mark. We'll readdress that," said McSwain.

Price reiterated the issue does need to be addressed if they are going to handle in the way he was proposing.

McSwain stated regarding the ARPA funds, "next week, we'll just open the doors!"

Price wanted to clarify for McSwain's understanding that what he was proposing varied from what was approved previously by the commissioners court. McSwain said he understood, and he then moved to table items four and five on the agenda, as they related to the ARPA funding issue. The motion carried.

Josh Tipton, Constable Precinct 5, spoke with the commissioners about his desire to use the Copsync computer software as a tool in his patrol unit. He confirmed Taylor Fanguy, Constable 4, is using the software currently and Tipton was waiting to see how well it worked for Constable Fanguy. Constable Tipton found the software to be helpful and sees that it would be beneficial for his precinct.

Constable Tipton commented the software has the ability to track and locate officers using the software, and how that would be useful if either himself or Constable Fanguy were somewhere without a signal, that could help them locate each other.

The startup cost for the software, according to Constable Fanguy, is between $1,500 and $2,000. Constable Tipton stated he didn't need the funds, just approval to make the purchase and he would get the funds from the city of Timpson.

Judge Harbison further stated she would need a quote on paper from the company for the software and something from the city of Timpson stating they would pay.

"What I was planning on doing was using the money that's set aside for me up there being as we've already done the budget and everything, that way we don't have to pull from nothing else, just use some of that money that's set aside for me up there," said Tipton.

Bellmyer asked Sheriff's Chief Ruth Gonzales to speak with the court about similar software which the Sheriff's Department currently utilizes.

"There was a lot of discussion from the District Attorney that the Sheriff's Department had a method, some software, a tool that they were using and the District Attorney was fairly adament that this was a duplication," said Bellmyer.

Through further investigation and discussion, Bellmyer believes software which is available and is utilized by the District Attorney's office is geared toward reporting information to that office rather than one that allows for law enforcement to determine background information on an individual, like Copsync.

Bellmyer stated he is supportive of the use of Copsync; however, he wanted to confirm there isn't a duplication with what the Sheriff's Department uses.

Chief Gonzales stated she has been in contact with the Nacogdoches County Auditor because the constables in Nacogdoches County are utilizing Spillman software, which is what the Shelby County Sheriff's Department has access to using. In Nacogdoches the Sheriff's Department and the constables are bundled together in the use of the Spillman software.

"Our system does the same that Copsync does, we're fixing to buy the mobile side of Spillman to have it in our vehicles, which is basically what they have," said Chief Gonzales.

Chief Gonzales said she knows Spillman is more expensive than Copsync, but it does benefit the county in sharing information between departments when they're on the same software because they can cross reference.

"It would be great if we could all get on Spillman, that would be the perfect world if we could all get on Spillman," said Constable Tipton.

Tipton explained he had run into issues in the past that had something to do with auditing of the system, and it came to light that if a separate department such as the constable's office were added to the Sheriff's Department Spillman system, it could cause issues in auditing data of the two departments within the same system.

Chief Gonzales reiterated the Spillman software is pricey, and Constable Tipton suggested most everyone in the area is very familiar with the Spillman software and would like to have use of the software. He commented if the commissioners were considering getting Spillman, he would be willing to wait to get the Spillman software.

Bellmyer wanted to know if the solution to providing Spillman to the constables is just adding on additional users to the current system and Constable Fanguy explained it isn't as simple as that currently.

"The issue with this is that Josh [Tipton], me and the other constables, we are all an individual department and we all have our different what they call ORI number which is a number that designates our department, just like the Sheriff's Office has one," said Constable Fanguy. "If we get Spillman, we cannot attach to the Sheriff's Office, because of auditing issues, reports to the state, anything that goes through our office has to go with our number, anything that goes through their office has to go with their number signifying their department."

Constable Fanguy stated each constable office would have to get their own Spillman system, and for all constables to have the system within their office and in their vehicles would be around $80,000+.

Currently Constable Tipton doesn't have any sort of software to help him keep track, and he has to rely on information compiled on Microsoft Word documents he compiles.

The yearly cost of Copsync is estimated to be $1,200 and the yearly maintenance fee for Spillman at the Sheriff's Department is estimated to be around $15,000, according to Clint Porterfield, County Auditor.

Constable Fanguy commented all of the constables need access to a reporting system so they aren't having to resort to using Word. Chief Gonzales stated it would be beneficial to all of the law enforcement in the county to have the same system.

A motion carried to table the Copsync program until Constable Tipton presents a quote on paper to the commissioners for their next meeting.

The commissioners discussed the Sheriff's Department need of another vehicle and the consideration was between a Ford pickup truck and a 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe. A motion carried to approve the purchase of the Tahoe at a price of $55,784.47 to be paid out of the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF).

The commissioners discussed the possibility of each precinct working together and Bellmyer wanted the commissioners to possibly share the use of equipment among one another when not in use by that precinct. This proposal was made because the county spent around $447,000 in contract trucking last year, and he felt the commissioners could all potentially work together and save a lot of that money in the future.

Commissioner McSwain agreed that he looks forward to working together in the next year and trying to see how well it works.

The meeting adjourned at 10:47am.

Agenda items approved during the meeting include:
1. Pay weekly expenses.
2. Sealed bids for road maintenance materials.
3. Sheriff's office to purchase a new patrol vehicle 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe in the amount of $55,784.47. 
4. Resolution required to apply for the FY2023 Formula Grant Program offered through the Texas Indigent Defense Commission for indigent defense in criminal cases. 
5. Adjourn. 

Agenda items tabled during the meeting include:
1. Commissioner Pct. 1 to purchase a new Caterpillar Model: 150 JOY Motor Grader from Holt Cat with ARPA funds.
2. Commissioner Pct.1 to purchase a new Tractor from Jarvis with ARPA funds.
3. Constable Pct. 5 to discuss purchasing the Copsync program.

October 10, 2022 - The last day to register to vote in the November 8th general election is Tuesday, October 11th. This deadline also applies to any changes that need to be made to your current registration.

You can go to www.votetexas.gov to do this, or you can go to the Shelby County Courthouse Tax Office on the first floor. 

If you have any questions, please call Nancy Adams, Elections Administrator, at 936-598-5340.

Editor's note: Early voting starts October 24th and ends November 4th

October 10, 2022 - It was high volume week for the Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department with another 6 calls. In addition to the emergencies, there was also a day of training with several of Shelby County’s finest. Here’s a summary of the weeks events.

Starting early on Sunday morning, the EMR team would be dispatched to a lift assist at a residence on Highway 84 East. It would later be discovered that this call was for a DOA.

Later that same Sunday evening the JVFD responded to a hay bale fire in the vicinity of FM 2428 and Coulter Street. With the use of a brush truck and some rakes the fire was able to be put out.

Next, on Tuesday afternoon, a call was received for a 6 year old that had fallen and broken his arm on County Road 3193. The young boy was checked out by EMRs and EMTs before being transported by helicopter to a hospital.

Early Wednesday morning a call came in for a 2 vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 7 East. Both drivers were checked out at the scene, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

Thursday evening would have the most eventful call of the week with another 2 vehicle crash, this time at the intersection of FM 699 and Highway 84 East. In the aftermath of the collision one of the vehicles, a white Ford truck, settled in the ditch among a few trees. The driver required extrication with the jaws of life before he could be examined by Allegiance EMS. He was later airlifted from the scene. The driver of the second vehicle, a silver sedan, was also checked out at the scene by another Allegiance ambulance team. Traffic control on the highway was conducted in a joint effort between the JVFD, Tenaha VFD, and several law enforcement divisions.

The final call for the week was received in the wee hours of Friday morning in regards to a truck on fire in the Joaquin Apartments parking lot. Upon arriving on the the scene the JVFD found the entire engine bay and cab of the truck engulfed in flames. After donning air packs, 2 hose teams moved in to drown out the fire.

In lighter news, the JVFD hosted a training class for several of the Shelby County Fire Departments on Saturday morning. The class consisted of small company tactics and smoke reading and was instructed by a few members of Smith County ESD2. Part of the class involved the burning of a “doll house” diorama, which demonstrated how smoke can travel throughout a home and create pathways for fire to flow through. The Joaquin VFD greatly appreciates the instructors from SC ESD2 for coming down to teach, and the members from our neighboring departments for attending.

With that, this report will come to a close. As always, the JVFD hopes everyone has a great and safe week ahead.

October 8, 2022 - (Photo Albums: Poultry Show, Poultry Sale) - The Poultry Festival Broiler Show Sale is underway at the East Texas Poultry Festival under the big tent.

Auction results will be updated below as the auction progresses:

Grand Champion - Cori Lawson (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $10,000 to Despino's Tires
Reserve Champion - John Ford (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $8,000 to Sandhill Wrecker
3rd Place - Baylee Whiteside (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $4,500 to Farmers State Bank
4th Place - Addison Lloyd (Shelbyville FFA) sold for $4,000 to Borders Poultry Supply
5th place - Everly Windham (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $4,500 to McAdams Propane

6th Place - James Ford (Center FFA) sold for $4,000
7th Place - Keaton Sigler (Center FFA) sold for $3,500
8th Place - Sa'Riya Solomon (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,500
9th Place - Stormie Meyers (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $2,750
10th Place - Rylan Barbee (Shelbyville FFA) sold for $4,250

11th Place - Cale Cornelius (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $5,500
12th Place - Carson Crouch (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $5,500
13th Place - Eli Bush (Center FFA) sold for $3,500
14th Place - Landree Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $4,000
15th Place - Hannah Wages (Center FFA) sold for $3,750

16th Place - Elijah Sanford (Center FFA) sold for $3,500
17th Place - Caleb Sanford (Center FFA) sold for $3,750
18th Place - Ryker Tomlin (Center FFA) sold for $5,500
19th Place - Gracie Boyd (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,000
20th Place - Jaxson Hankins (Joaquin FFA) sold for $3,000

21st Place - Karlie Walton (Timpson FFA) sold for $3,000
22nd Place - Kaylee Sigler (Center FFA) sold for $2,750
23rd Place - Luke Jousan (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,750
24th Place - Autum Andrusick (Center FFA) sold for $3,000
25th Place - Evan O'Rear (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,000

26th Place - Collin Lloyd (Shelbyville FFA) sold for $3,750
27th Place - Baylin Phelps (Center FFA) sold for $4,000
28th Place - Hollie Hamilton (Joaquin FFA) sold for $3,000
29th Place - Wyatt Foster (Center FFA) sold for $3,500
30th Place - Laura Anne Scull (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $4,000

31st Place - Camille Whiteside (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,500
32nd Place - Baylor Kimbro (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,000
33rd Place - Wyomie Meyers (Center FFA) sold for $2,750
34th Place - Cash Bell (Shelbyville FFA) sold for $3,500
35th Place - Molly Scull (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $3,750

36th Place - Addie Bush (Center FFA) sold for $3,750
37th Place - Slade Kirby (Center FFA) sold for $3,500
38th Place - Ally Kimbro (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $2,500
39th Place - Avery Lawson (Shelbyville FFA) sold for $3,750
40th Place - Braileigh McDaniel (Center FFA) sold for $3,250

41st Place - Chance Shuemaker (Joaquin FFA) sold for $3,000
42nd Place - Conner Nutt (Shelby Co. 4-H) sold for $4,000
43rd Place - Kate Ford (Center FFA) sold for $3,250
44th Place - Klayton LaRock (Center FFA) sold for $2,500
45th Place - Obed Cadena (Center FFA) sold for $3,250

October 8, 2022 (Photo Album) - With 101 total registered entries in the 11th annual Chicken Trot 5K, a large group took to the streets of Center to achieve their goal of improving their personal best or finishing their first 5K. The overall male runner was Omar Barcenas of Center with a time of 18:55.78 and the overall female runner was Emily Pharris of Shelbyville with a time of 20:06.40.

Below are the race results by age division. Click here to view the overall race results.

Overall Male
1st place - Bib #172, Omar Barcenas of Center, Time: 00:18:55.78
2nd place - Bid #197, Daniel Flores, Time: 00:19:39.13
3rd place - Bid #187, Jacob Garcia, Time: 00:20:53.42

Overall Female
1st place - Bid #170, Emily Pharris of Shelbyville, Time: 00:20:06.40
2nd place - Bid #190, Jocelyn Hernandez, Time: 00:23:34.80
3rd place - Bid #113, Bethany Kilpatrick of Tenaha, Time: 00:27:18.90

Male 0 - 11
1st place - Bid #196, Giovanni Flored, Time 00:36:39.81
2nd place - Bid #143, Gage Kilpatrick of Tenaha, Time: 00:47:58.23

Female 0 - 11
1st place - Bid #182, Kole Steptoe of Center, Time: 00:55:15.03

Male 12 - 19
1st place - Bid #197, Daniel Flores, Time: 00:19:39.13
2nd place - Bid #194, Ryker Tomlin of Center, Time: 00:27:20.95
3rd place - Bid #185, Robert Newman of Gary, Time: 00:28:14.54

Female 12 - 19
1st place - Bid #170, Emily Pharris of Shelbyville, Time: 00:20:06.40
2nd place - Bid #113, Bethany Kilpatrick of Tenaha, Time: 00:27:18.90
3rd place - Bid #112, Autumn Kilpatrick of Tenaha, Time: 00:27:58.46

Male 20 - 29
1st place - Bid #172, Omar Barcenas of Center, Time: 00:18:55.78
2nd place - Bib #187, Jacob Garcia, Time: 00:20:53.42
3rd place - Bib #188, Osiel Garcia, Time: 00:24:33.83

Female 20 - 29
1st place - Bib #132, Nicole Petry of Center, Time: 00:31:45.03
2nd place - Bib #154, Perla Gonzalez of Center, Time: 00:36:02.74
3rd place - Bib #193, Kelci Teel, Time: 00:41:56.14

Male 30 - 39 
1st place - Bib #191, Vicente Vasquez, Time: 00:24:26.38
2nd place - Bib #107, Johnathan Liker of Hutto, Time: 00:32:33.75
3rd place - Bib #103, William Prentice of Center, Time: 00:36:00.89

Female 30 - 39
1st place - Bib #190, Jocelyn Hernandez, Time: 00:23:34.80
2nd place - Bib #105, Erika Clowers of Nacogdoches, Time: 00:27:51.64
3rd place - Bib #106, Micah West of Nacogdoches, Time: 00:28:35.08

Male 40 - 49
1st place - Bib #115, Martin Barcenas of Center, Time: 00:23:01.86
2nd place - Bib #201, Rafael Flores, Time: 00:23:50.56
3rd place - Bib #164, Darrell Martinez of Tenaha, Time: 00:42:42.63

Female 40 - 49
1st place - Bib #104, Amy Blackwell of Mount Enterprise, Time: 00:29:07.30
2nd place - Bib #198, Martha P. Garciaglez, Time: 00:29:47.39
3rd place - Bib #114, Laura Kilpatrick of Tenaha, Time: 00:35:07.14

Male 50 - 59
1st place - Bib #199, Randy Collard, Time: 00:33:52.75
2nd place - Bib #146, Bryan Bolton of Shelbyville, Time: 00:38:03.15
3rd place - Bib #180, Robert Hughes of Center, Time: 00:55:12.24

Female 50 - 59
1st place - Bib #110, Denise Oates of Center, Time: 00:29:35.72
2nd place - Bib #167, Tonya Andrews, Time: 00:31:44.73
3rd place - Bib #214, Wanda Matthews, Time: 00:35:19.99

Male 60 - 100
1st place - Bib #111, Jimmie Jones of Nacogdoches, Time: 00:29:40.78
2nd place - Bib #184, Bob Lacher, Time: 00:54:02.94
3rd place - Bib #189, Jesse Basham, Time: 00:56:37.21

Female 60 - 100
1st place - Bib #118, Robin Conway of Timpson, Time: 00:42:17.21
2nd place - Bib #195, Deborah Worsham, Time: 00:48:24.37
3rd place - Bib #135, Linda Snell of Center, Time: 00:59:27.74

October 8, 2022 - The 2022 ETPF Broiler Show was held at the Shelby County Expo Rodeo Arena Saturday morning and Daniel DeLeon with the Texas A&M University Poultry Science Department sorted the birds into their order for the 4-H & FFA Broiler Show Auction which will be held at 7pm on the Frances Oates Stage.

Out of 77 chicken pens shown, Cori Lawson, an 8th grader at Shelbyville Middle School, won Grand Champion with her set of birds. The judge described her set of birds as ‘cinderblocks’ and among the top five largest he has judged.

John Ford, a junior at Center High School, won Reserve Champion. To see the rest of the lineup, be sure to come enjoy and participate in the Auction tonight under the big tent at the East Texas Poultry Festival at 7pm.

October 7, 2022 - U.S. Highway 84 at the intersection of FM 699 was the scene of a major two-vehicle crash Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Emergency personnel with multiple agencies responded to the location and assisted with those involved in the incident.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper David Shields, Jr., at 4:40pm a white Ford F250 driven by a male driver was [westbound] on U.S. 84 hauling a flatbed Gator trailer when, preliminary investigation at the scene and witnesses on scene stated, a silver 2011 Chevrolet Malibu passenger car driven by Dekosa Cloudy, 30, failed to stop at its designated stop sign as it was traveling [southbound] on FM 699. The Malibu entered U.S. 84 traveling into the lane the Ford was in and causing the truck to strike the Malibu on the driver's side.

The Ford continued off the roadway to the right into a tree line and the trailer it was hauling split off onto the [eastbound] shoulder where it came to rest in a ditch.

A PHI life flight helicopter transported the driver of the Ford to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for treatment of serious injuries.

Cloudy was transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Additional details will be updated as they're made available.

Fire personnel with Tenaha Volunteer Fire Department and Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department were both on scene to assist with traffic control. Jaws of Life were used to help extricate the driver from the Ford.

Assisting Troopers at the scene were Tenaha Police Chief Scott Burkhalter, as well as Shelby County Constables Taylor Fanguy and Josh Tipton.

October 7, 2022 - The Timpson Volunteer Fire Department issued their September activity report.

For the current year, the total number of calls is already at 159 and has exceed last years numbers. The total call count for 2021 was 151.

For the month of September the TVFD had 12 calls

12 calls last month

Controlled burn - 1
Auto Crash with injuries - 2
Auto Crash with out injuries - 1
Grass fire - 4
Brush/grass fire - 1
Woods fire - 1
EMS assist - 1
Hazmat assist - 1 

Timpson Volunteer Fire Department continues to accept applications for new members seeking to join the department and help your community.

TVFD can also be located on facebook by clicking this link.

October 6, 2022 - Law enforcement officials are currently working to corral several head of cattle that became loose on Center streets when a truck lost its load.

The incident where they were lost was at the intersection of Nacogdoches Street and Hurst Street, and cattle are currently known to be in the vicinity of General Shelters, Tractor Supply Company, Ihlo Sales, and Brookshire Brothers Parking lot.

Traffic is heavy as of the time of this post at 4:24pm, and drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution in the event cattle are in the roadway.

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