Obituaries

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Marie Virginia Nail Humphries-Haltom, 96, of Crosby, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at her residence.

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Susan Akridge Toomer, 62, of Woden, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, at her home in Woden.

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Hicks Mortuary is announcing the death of Mr. Jimmie Arnold (80) of Center, Texas.

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“With great sadness, we announce the passing of Rosie Mae Fowler Krebbs on November 5, 2020.  

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Funeral services for Herman Glen Bates, 74, of Logansport were held at 11:00 on Thursday, November 19, 2020 with Bro.

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Charles “Donald” Cravey, 86, of Port Neches, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2

News

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The story of a Center and Shelby County native whose life was well lived on the global stage is chronicled in a recently published 500-page book w

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Though the Capitol has been closed to the public for most of this year, my staff is hard at work preparing for the upcoming

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The Light and Champion staff encourages you to shop local and support the businesses which support our community all year long!

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"We must find time to stop to thank the people who make a difference in our lives." (John F. Kennedy).

Sports

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Week IV Playoff Schedules

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The 2020 football season came to an end Friday night for coach Scott Ponder's Center Roughriders who were defeated in Week II of 4A D II playoff action by the Sealy Tigers.

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The Timpson Bears are headed to the regional round of the playoffs following a 47-14 win over the Leon Cougars.

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The Tenaha Tigers emerged victorious by a score of 42-30 against the Tigers from Bremond Friday night at Mabank in the UIL Class 2A Division II area playoff

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Center Lady Rider volleyball standout

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The 2020 football season came to an end Friday night for the Center Roughriders who were defeated, 38-7, in Week II of Class 4A D II playoff action by the Sealy Tigers.

Photo Galleries

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The 2020 Center Alumni Association Homecoming Parade was held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, with a route starting at Center Elementary School and winding around the Center High School campus.

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At least part of the work going on Monday, April 27, for downtown Center's Streetscape revitalization project included installation of paver in one of the circle featu

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The historic 1885 Shelby County Courthouse and much of the rest of the county was shrouded in fog Friday morning.

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Center High School Fish Camp was held August 8 from 9:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. 

Pictures by Celeste Gibson, Reporter/Intern. 

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Sideline scenes from last week's Roughriders vs. Tatum home football game with the CHS Chaparrals.

Light and Champion photos by Mike Elswick

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Sideline scenes from 2018 season opening game for the Center High School Roughriders against Tatum featuring the CHS Roughrider Cheerleaders. Check out cheerleader photo gallery....

 

 

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