Jack Yates, 85, of Center, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, in Center.


Funeral services are pending at Watson & Sons Funeral Home.

William Lee “Bishop” Samford, 88, of Center, Texas, passed away on February 17, 2018 in Center.

Myrle Laverne Thrasher Childers age 97 of Dallas, Texas, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.


Myrle Laverne Thrasher Childers age 97 of Dallas, Texas, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018.


Willie Mae “Polly” Snider, 93, of Houston, passe

De Ivory Lacy Sampson, 93, of Dallas, Texas, died February 11, 2018. 


Dorothy Eyvone Ellington Parker, 83, of Center, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018 in Center, Texas.


TxDot has reported one road closure at this time in Shelby County due to flooding. 

2018 District 5 Shelby County 4-H Nutrition Contests Official Results

Tenaha ISD Students of the Month


February 26,2018

Billy Graham, one of the world's best-known evangelists, died today at the age of 99. 

The Light and Champion is collecting our readers thoughts and memories of Graham.

On Monday February 19, 2018 at approximately 4:37pm Center Police Department Officers, Brian Wright and


• No. 4 Tenaha boys vs. Broaddus, 6 p.m. at Rusk High School
• No. 6 Center boys vs. Van 7 p.m. at Pine Tree High School in Longview.

No. 4 Tenaha boys 66, No. 17  Broaddus,44 Final

Tenaha will face Centerville in the 2A Region 3 semifinal in a game tentatively scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leon High School.

• No. 8 Woden girls vs. Timpson: 6 p.m. at Tenaha High School.

Timpson 14, Woden 14 End of 1st.

Timpson 28, Woden 25 HALF

Woden 39, Timpson 38 End of 3rd

Center will next face Van in Area Round 7 p.m. Friday at Pine Tree High

No. 5 Shelbyville boys play Pineywoods Community Academy in quarterfinals. Date, time and site TBD. 

•  No. 4 Tenaha boys vs. Broaddus. Game site, time and day TBD. 

Tenaha 20, New Summerfield 12 End of 1st

Tenaha 40, New Summerfield 19 Half

Here's the latest on local teams in the UIL basketball tournament:


Photo Galleries

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.

Ducks Unlimited

The 40th Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Banquet was held Saturday night, September 9, at the Windham Civic Center. The live auction was presided over by Auctioneer Kevin McDonald.