Shelby County Grand Jury Indicts 15 Cases
December 6, 2023 - A Shelby County Grand Jury handed down 15 indictments on Thursday, November 9, 2023. The grand jury was impaneled for the July 2023 term of the 123rd/273rd Judicial District Courts. Luke Anthony Odom was indicted for int/know unauth discharge/know endangerment, felony: confinement not to exceed 10...
2 Corvettes stolen at gunpoint from DeBerry, multiple vehicles recovered across East Texas
DEBERRY, Texas (KETK) – The Panola County Sheriff’s Office said that on Monday two Chevrolet Corvettes were stolen at gunpoint near Highway 79 North in DeBerry. The sheriff’s office said that three men allegedly displayed a firearm, forced a woman down to her underwear, zip-tied her hands and then stole the two cars. Officials responded […]
Fencing captain looks for administrative support
While multiple sports teams have found success this year, one group is in need of some more support from the athletics department, according to one of its captains. Senior co-captain of the fencing team Amanda Manubag said that a variety of issues have plagued her team in recent seasons. Manubag...
Sheriff's Department Confirms Shooting Incident; One Arrested
December 5, 2023 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the incidence of a shooting on November 30, 2023, in Timpson. According to Shelby County Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Hooper, officers were dispatched to a residence on Garrison Street around 9pm in response to a request for assistance. When deputies arrived they discovered one individual who had been shot and a suspect which they took into custody.
Timpson Bears head to state championship game
SHENANDOAH, Texas (KETK)- The Timpson Bears made it to the state semi-finals for the fourth straight season. The Bears look to finally get over the hump and make it to the state championship game in Arlington. Early in the game, the Bears found themselves down but they did not panic and rode their star player […]
Gov. Abbott endorses House District 11 candidate
AUSTIN, Texas (KETK) – Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday his endorsement for Joanne Shofner for House District 11. “Joanne Shofner is the kind of new conservative voice we need in Austin to help deliver key Republican victories that are important to Texans,” Abbott said. “As a small business owner, Joanne understands that cutting property taxes is essential for Texas to remain the economic engine of the nation. She’ll fight to secure our border from President Biden’s disastrous open border policies and will expand school choice for every Texas parent and student across our great state. I am proud to endorse Joanne Shofner, and I urge all Texans in House District 11 to join me in supporting her for House District 11.”
Scammers Hit Shelby County
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, calls have been made to residents using a spoofed number owned by the sheriff’s office claiming to be with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The sheriff’s office said the scammer has told residents that their homes have had narcotics traced back to them. According to the sheriff’s office, the scammer tells the residents to call a provided phone number every three hours if they leave home. The scammer will explicitly say they cannot contact anyone regarding this phone call. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office instructed residents not to give out any of their information and to block the caller’s phone number.
Happy Tails Adoption Center hosting online auction
Happy Tails Adoption Center hosting online auction Subhead Event will benefit all Happy Tails Adoption Center Wed, 12/06/2023 - 19:14 Image Happy Tails Adoption Center hosting online auction ...
Center Roughrider 5th, 6th Grade Football Team Celebrates with Banquet
December 6, 2023 - (Photo Album) - Family and friends celebrated the Center Roughrider 5th and 6th Grade football team during a banquet held at the Community House in Center on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The team went 10-1 for their regular season and had the opportunity to participate in...
Dominant 2nd half leads Timpson to semifinal victory over Ganado
Dominant 2nd half leads Timpson to semifinal victory over Ganado.
Shelby County Appraisal Accepting Review Board Member Applications
Duties: Hearing and resolving property tax protests on appraisal issues, exemption denials, and special use appraisals. Requirements: Must be available to attend regular quarterly meetings, one day of training around April and protest hearings for a couple of days in early July. Must be a Shelby County resident for at least the past 2 years. Applicant or spouse cannot have a contract with a taxing unit.
Lanaijha Johnson selected as Miss Texas Basketball Player of the Week Nominee
Lanaijha Johnson selected as Miss Texas Basketball Player of the Week Nominee News Staff Thu, 12/07/2023 - 10:13 Image Lanaijha Johnson selected as Miss Texas Basketball Player of the Week Nominee Body ...
David's Daily Devotion for December 6
December 6, 2023 - Good Morning! It's Wednesday, December 6. Each day this week we're looking at a story behind a carol. Many of the songs that we love to sing during the Christmas season have interesting backgrounds, stories that are sometimes dramatic and often heartwarming. I love the stories behind the carols and hope you'll enjoy these special holiday devotionals.
Writing Center Director Colleen Michaels Nominated for the Pushcart Prize
Michaels received the prestigious nomination for her poem “Origin Story: Athena After Being Told She’s Her Father’s Daughter” published in the Santa Fe Literary Review (SFLR). The poem was nominated alongside five. other pieces published in SFLR this year, and marks Michaels’ first opportunity at the...
Great turnout for Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
Great turnout for Cookies & Cocoa with Santa Shannon James Wed, 12/06/2023 - 19:14 Image The Center Police Department’s “Cookies & Cocoa with Santa” focused on giving back during the holidays drew a large crowd Sunday at the Community House. Shannon James photo/The Light and Champion Plenty of cookies were decorated and ready for children visiting Santa. Children...
Shelbyville FFA Winners Classic set for Jan. 13
Shelbyville FFA Winners Classic set for Jan. 13 Anna Lee Wed, 12/06/2023 - 19:14 Image Body Shelbyville FFA is hosting Winners Classic on Saturday, January 13, 2023, at the Shelby County Expo Arena. The Showmanship clinic and show is for Shelby County Livestock exhibitors only....
Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees Notice of Regular Meeting, Dec. 11 Agenda
December 6, 2023 - A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Monday, December 11, 2023, beginning at 6pm, in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 St. Hwy 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas. The subjects to...
Timpson Bears Prepare for State-Semifinal Showdown Against Ganado Despite Key Player Injury
Get the latest scoop on the Timpson Bears' state-semi matchup against Ganado. Despite losing a key player to injury, the Bears remain confident. Find out how they plan to tackle Ganado's spread offense and make it to the state championship game.
Center ISD December CTE Student of the Month
See Pee Paw is an outstanding student maintaining Dual CTE pathways concurrently in Health Science and Culinary. She is eager to assist her patients in the Health Care setting with a professional demeanor and great work ethic. Kindness is her Motto! She exhibits all the qualities of a STELLAR Health Care provider, and will be a true asset to the industry. See Pee has a shining future ahead for her!
Comedy and Carols Coming to Center December 6th
December 4, 2023 - Comedy and Carols is coming to town with Noah Cleveland and Travis Krimm performing at 7:30pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at The Venue, 1229 Southview Circle, Center, Texas 75935. Hosted by Smyrna Church, Comedy and Carols is an opportunity to bring our community together for...