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May 29, 2019 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents of a scam that is circulating in our area. This scam is referred to as the “Grandparent Scam.”

The caller claims to be a relative (usually a granddaughter or grandson) and claims that they are in jail. The caller request that they contact a person at a certain number or tells them that a bondsman will be contacting them in a few minutes and ask for help in getting out of jail. The victim will then either receive a phone call or told to call a number given to them and speak to a person claiming to be a bondsman. This “bondsman” is a fake and will usually ask for a credit card number, or a pre-paid credit card such as a Green-DOT card, etc.,

Do Not Give The Caller Any Information. This is a scam. Find out what jail the family member is supposedly being held and call to verify whether they are there or not. Always meet a bondsman at their office or at the jail where you are bonding the person out.

Leah Chase
Media Relations

May 29, 2019 - Center Livestock Market Report for May 29, 2019.

Cattle Sold: 362 HD
Sellers: 58
Buyers: 34

Steers:
150-300 LBS 1.00 to 2.37
300-400 LBS 1.10 to 1.65
400-500 LBS .90 to 1.72
500 LBS & UP .90 to 1.65

Heifers:
150-300 LBS 1.00 to 2.37
300-400 LBS   .90 to 1.45
400-500 LBS 1.00 to 1.67
500 LBS & UP .90 to 1.47

Slaughter Cows: .20 to .65
Stocker Cows: None
Bulls: .65 to .88
Pairs: None
Baby Calves: Up to 300.00$HD

Market quoted on beef cattle! Plain cattle prices are lower!

May 28, 2019 - The water on San Augustine Rural WSC no longer requires boiling.

On May 23, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the San Augustine Rural Public Water System, #2030007, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

San Augustine Rural Water has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 28, 2019.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office: 220 West Columbia Street San Augustine, Texas. 936-288-0489 or Charles Sharp 936-201-5001. Thank you for your patience and cooperation

If a customer, individual or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691.

May 24, 2019 - On May 19, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the McClelland public water system, TX 2100011, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of 5/24/2019

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Loy Sonmor at 936-591-1233.


May 20, 2019 - Due to a line break caused by the storm, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the McClelland Public Water System to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, or businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

If you have questions concerning this matter, Loy Sonmor at 936-591-1233. 

Update: On May 20, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the Shelbyville public water system, 2100014 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 24, 2019.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact by Sonmor at 936-591-1233.


May 20, 2019 - Due to a water outage from loss of pressure caused by the storm the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the Shelbyville public water system ID# 2100014 to notify all customers on Shelbyville Water 05/19/2019 to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions). 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Loy Sonmor at 936-591-1233.

May 23, 2019 - The water on N.E.W. WSC no longer requires boiling. On May 20, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the N.E.W. Water Supply, #2030034, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

N.E.W. Water Supply has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes. We have also provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 23, 2019

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact the office: 220 West Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas. 936-288-0489 or Charles Sharp 936-201-5001. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

If a customer, individual or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691.


Effective May 20, 2019 until further notice

May 20, 2019 - Due to a mechanical problem at Plant 1, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation PWS #2030034 to notify all customers on FM 711, Kellyville, Fountain Town, and Harmony Communities. Customers are to boil their water prior to consumption (eg., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions. 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the pub lic water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes. 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received the notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, or businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact N.E.W. Water Supply Corporation at 220 W. Columbia Street, San Augustine, Texas, 75972, or call 936-288-0489 or Charles Sharp at 936-201-5001. 

May 14, 2019 - Shelby County Attorney Gary Rholes is having a Warrant Roundup for bad checks with warrants issued on them.

To make payment in person, the County Attorney's office is located at 518 Nacogdoches Street and business hours are 8am - 12noon and 1pm - 4pm weekdays. Payment arrangements can be made; contact the County Attorney's office at 936-598-6100.

No credit cards and no personal checks.

If you feel like your name is on the list in error, contact County Attorney Gary Rholes to get the matter resolved. Disregard if you have paid and we have not taken you off the list. We will try and update the list as often as we can.

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Delainey Baggett (DOB 12/04/76)
Billy D. Barnett (DOB 05/06/85) - PAID
Joniee L. Bryan (DOB 06/19/12)

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Jeffery Clopp (DOB 08/21/66)
Kathleen Curry (DOB 09/28/66)

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Jennifer Dowling (DOB 05/16/75)
William Dowling (DOB 02/25/70)
Angel Ducroz (DOB 04/26/02)

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Kimberly Elam (DOB 04/21/93)

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Misti Flournoy (DOB 05/15/77)

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David Godwin (DOB 05/25/70)
Cassandra B. Grayson (DOB 02/28/91)
Michael C. Green (DOB 06/24/86) 
Gail Guthrie (DOB 05/09/64) 

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Jennie F. Hamilton (DOB 07/12/40)
Erick E Harrold (DOB 01/12/84)
James Hewitt (DOB 08/17/64)

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Annette Land (DOB 05/20/91)
Temeka Lane (DOB 06/13/16)
Bradley Livingston (DOB 08/01/67)

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David Maes (DOB 03/17/05)
Shelia Martin (DOB 09/15/85)

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Jason Peveto (DOB 11/07/87)
Rocky Pless (DOB 08/19/77)
Ethel Portillo-Segovia (DOB 02/24/98)

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Leterrick Rodgers (DOB 12/10/79)
Susan Royer (DOB 08/17/57)

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Ebbie Sanders (DOB 07/16/65)
David Stevenson (DOB 02/06/08)

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Misti Whittley (DOB 02/15/91)

May 19, 2019 - Tom Bellmyer, Precinct 4 Commissioner, reports on county roads which have flooding and/or damage

  • REOPEN - CR 4323 currently flooded at all three bridge crossings. As a result, he is closing the section of roadway within which the bridges are contained because the areas are almost impassable with a truck.
  • CR 4694 is closed due to a cuvert completely washed out by flood waters at the section between CR 4699 and CR 4726. Expect a minimum of a couple of weeks for the repair to be made.

May 19, 2019 - Hurst Street in Center at the intersection of Wheeler Street was the scene of a major traffic incident, sending all involved to the emergency room May 18, 2019.

When law enforcement first arrived on scene, debris from vehicles was strewn across the roadway and witnesses to the event were seeing to the drivers and passengers involved until ambulances could arrive.

One vehicle with a trailer was resting at the traffic pole adjoining the north side of the Hurst and Wheeler Street intersection. An SUV involved in the crash was directly across the roadway on the north side of the Hurst Street and Arcadia Drive intersection.

Just as ambulances began to move in on the location, Center Fire Department Firemen occupied the roadway to divert traffic around the incident.

According to Center Police Officer Chris King, at 11:30am a red 2016 GMC Acadia driven by Marjorie Boswell Davis, 89, of Tenaha was southbound on Hurst Street (U.S. 96) and had stopped at the traffic light to turn left onto Wheeler Street.

Billy Eli Paddie, 70, of Center was at that time northbound on Hurst Street driving a white 1996 Chevrolet C1500 pulling a trailer with a van on the back when Davis turned left on an unprotected turn signal. 

As the Acadia failed to yield, the C1500 truck was unable to stop in time and it struck the Acadia sending it spinning around and across the north and southbound traffic lanes coming to rest at the traffic light pole. 

The truck continued north and collided head-on with the traffic pole at the Wheeler Street intersection and the weight of the trailer behind it spun the truck around before the trailer disconnected and both came to rest.

Davis and her passenger Robert Glenn Davis, Sr., 89, of Tenaha as well as Paddie and his passenger Jennifer Suzanne Paddie, 44, of Center were all transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of their injuries. 

No further information is available at this time.

Update: As of 3 PM on Sunday, May 19th, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 1,450 members without power after overnight storms. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

San Augustine Co: 500 Members
Shelby Co: 390 Members
Nacogdoches Co: 250 Members
Newton Co: 213 Members
Sabine Co: 90 Members
Jasper Co: 5 Members


May 19, 2019 - As of 10am on Sunday, May 19th, Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative is reporting approximately 2,780 members without power after overnight storms. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as possible.

  • San Augustine Co: 990 Members
  • Shelby Co: 830 Members
  • Nacogdoches Co: 640 Members
  • Sabine Co: 190 Members
  • Newton Co: 150 Members
  • Jasper Co: 10 Members

 Above all, DETEC encourages everyone to keep safety a priority. Should you encounter a downed line, consider it live and dangerous.  

To report your outage, please call 1-800-392-5986.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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