Pauline Lorah, 89, of Center, passed away Saturd

Billy Don Hughes

James Allen Cockrell, 67, of Joaquin, passed awa

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Pauline Lorah, 89, of Center, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Center.


Jeannine Ann Morris, 74, of Nacogdoches, passed

Louis Troy Risinger, 70, of Shelbyville, Texas, passed away on March 6, 2018 in Shelbyville. He was born on April 6, 1947 in Center, Texas to Carvie Cora Risinger Robinson.


The Panola Jazz Band and Pipers will perform on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the Frances B. Ross Ballroom of the Charles C.

The Tenaha Police Department we would like to recognize the exceptional work of XTO Energy as they give back to the community through their support of law enforcement.

The following cases were disposed of on March 20th , 2018 in the Shelby County Court.


On Friday, March 9, Excelsior ISD enjoyed their first annual Vocabulary Parade.

This year marks the EPA's 10th annual Fix a Leak Week (March 19 through 25, 2018), and all week long the City of Joaquin will be promoting the leak education campaign on their city Facebook page 

Shelbyville High School will be holding a "Project Graduation" event on May 25. 

On Sunday March 25, at 6 p.m. the Allen Family Singers will be performing at the First Baptist Church of Center. 

Admission is free and all are encouraged to attend. 



Shelby County is home to two state 2A champion powerlifters.

DALLAS - For the better part of 40 minutes, it appeared as though the Stephen F.

2017-2018 District 16-4A Boys Basketball

District MVP: Jaterious Evans – Center - SR

2018 UIL Boys Basketball State Tournament

All-Tournament Teams

(As selected by the Texas Boys Coaches Association)

Conference 2A

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team drew a number-14 seed in the east region of the 2018 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament and will play third-seeded and No.

The only way to legally watch Friday's 8:30 a.m. UIL 2A boys basketball semifinal between Shelbyville and West Texas high schools is through the UIL official site.

Photo Galleries

Here are some of the photos taken by Light and Champion photographer Alexis Fountain at the UIL 2A boys basketball semifnal game between Shelbyville and West TExas on Friday, March 9, 2018. 

Here is a collection of game action photos from the UIL 2A-Div. II football championship game between Tenaha and Muenster played Dec. 21, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Timpson ISD honored local Veterans this past Veterans Day!

On Veterans Day we honor all,

Who answered to a service call.

Soldiers young, and soldiers old,

Fought for freedom, brave and bold,

The Pinecone & Mistletoe Christmas Market is in full swing!

Here are a few photos from Saturdays events at Excelsior's Annual Halloween Carnival. There were a lot of people, both young and old, participated in this years event.

Thursday evening Tri-County hosted their 4th Annual Resource Fair/ Fall Festival to inform the community of resources that are available here in Shelby County. There were hot dogs, drinks, games, c

Southern Seasons had it's Grand Opening Friday, October 13, followed by the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting.