High-speed Chase Ends in Fiery Crash; Suspect Being Sought
March 2, 2024 - What began as an attempt as a motorist assist in Shelby County Friday night, March 1, 2024, developed into a high-speed pursuit that traveled around 10 miles and ended in a fiery crash in San Augustine County. When San Augustine firefighters arrived at the scene, the...
East Texas Angler Reveals How He Hooked This 13-Pound Monster
On Monday, February 26, Tracy Adair of Hemphill, Texas reeled in a mammoth largemouth bass while fishing on Lake Toledo Bend. That fish weighed 13.61 pounds and puts Adair into the rare company of anglers who have caught a Legacy Class (13+ pounds) on that lake. Quick History of the...
Dragons Region 3 Basketball Champions; Ticket Info, Early Release
March 4, 2024 - With the Regional Championship secured, the Dragons have advanced to the UIL Conference 2A Boys’ Basketball State Tournament to be held in San Antonio at the Alamodome. The Dragons’ semi-final contest against Thrall High School will be at 10am on Friday, March 8th. A win will advance the Dragons to the State Championship Game on Saturday, March 9th, at 1pm.
Shelbyville ISD Board of Trustees Notice of Meeting, March 7 Agenda
March 4, 2024 - A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Shelbyville Independent School District will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, beginning at 10am, in the Board Room of the Shelbyville Independent School District at 5322 Hwy 87 S, Shelbyville, Texas. The subjects to be...
Today the gas price is close to $3.05 in San Augustine as of 2024-03-03. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.346, a week ago the price is $3.262 , according to AAA.
Primary election preview: Shofner challenges Clardy in hotly contested Republican primary for Texas House seat
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KLTV) - The Republican primary for Texas House District 11 is among the most contentious races on the ballot in East Texas, as Joanne Shofner challenges incumbent Travis Clardy to represent Nacogdoches, Rusk, Panola, Shelby, Sabine, and Newton counties. “We’ve done a lot of great work,” said Clardy....
Controlled Burn Notice for the East Hamilton North Area
March 1, 2024 - Officials with the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas, Angelina Sabine Ranger District will be conducting a controlled burn today, March 1. Ignition time is 10am in the area of East Hamilton North of Shelby County and will be hand and air ignitions. Winds are out...
Shelby County Races Decided March 5th! Polls Open Tuesday 7-7pm
March 4, 2024 - Did you know all local Shelby County Races will be decided tomorrow in the March 5th Primary Election?. Once again, in the county races all candidates filed to run on the Republican ticket. This means the results will be decided now since only one candidate's name will be listed on the November 5th General Election ballot.
Local Lodge Delivers Water to Sheriff’s Office
Local Lodge Delivers Water to Sheriff’s Office News Staff Fri, 03/01/2024 - 10:02 Image Lodge Delivers Water Body Sam Samford Lodge #149 delivered bottled water to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department recently. The local lodge makes regular deliveries to keep local first responders supplied with bottled water donated by local businesses. This delivery to the sheriff’s office was donated by High Rollers. Pictured are (left to right) Lodge Member Sammy Arnold, Sheriff’s Department Correctional Officer Jeannie Taylor, Tyler Belrose, and Lodge Worshipful Master Paul Ragan. (Leon Aldridge photo/The Light and Champion)
Brookeland Wildcats Fall In Regional Final
It was not the outcome that the Brookeland faithful were wanting, but the Wildcats played as hard as they could but they came up short in the Region 4 final game falling to the Fayetteville Lions by the final score of 74 to 64. The Wildcats had a great season and it ended too soon.
The coldest February in San Augustine County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Shelbyville boys are headed to state after 48-46 win over Beckville
ATHENS, Texas (KETK) — It was an East Texas showdown in Athens on Saturday afternoon, as the Shelbyville Dragons took on the Beckville Bearcats in the 2A regional final. This was a battle down to the wire, and in the end, the Dragons held on to win it 48-46 and punched their ticket to the […]
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Shelby County Livestock Sale Underway; Results Updated During Auction
March 2, 2024 - The 2024 Shelby County Livestock sale is underway at the John D. Windham Civic Center and results will be updated as the auction progresses. The results are unofficial and official results will be published once they are available. Grand Champion Steer - Conner Nutt (Shelby Co....
Editorial: Abbott's GOP primary hit list a fine example of why some folks hate politics
To hear the governor tell it, longtime Republican state Rep. Travis Clardy took a wrong left turn during the last legislative session and ended up living on Liberal Lane, co-hosting backyard barbecues with Beto O’Rourke. Clardy — who represents House District 11 that includes Rusk, Nacogdoches, Newton, Panola, Shelby...
Center Fire Department Fights Structure Fire on FM 138
February 28, 2024 - Center Fire Department personnel were dispatched to a structure fire around 3:15pm on FM 138 Saturday, February 24, 2024. As firefighters approached the scene of the fire, a plume of heavy smoke was visible from Center. Located behind the home in the 2000 block of FM...
Highschool Softball | 04 March Woden Girls Game Notice
The Woden Girls Softball team will have a Conference game with Chester(Chester, TX) on 04 March, 2024, 5 PM. As of now, Eagles has won 14 games and lost 19 games, and the winning rate is 0.424.
UPDATE: Authorities find 69-year-old Joaquin man who was missing for 11 days
UPDATE: The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said Yount has been found. SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said they are searching for a 69-year-old man of Joaquin last seen on Feb. 16. According to a release, Jerry Yount, who suffers from dementia, was last seen on Marshall Street in Joaquin. Yount […]
A Taste of the Sea: Unveiling 3 Exceptional Seafood Restaurants in the City Center
In this article, we explore three outstanding seafood restaurants located in the heart of the city. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If yes, we would love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Beckville victorious in playoff round with San Augustine
The Bearcats, who showed up to play, would go on to win it 66-53 over the San Augustine Wolves.