Joaquin will have late school start Wednesday; Tonight's local basketball games rescheduled
Here is what we know about weather-related closings as of 4:53 p.m. today:
• Joaquin ISD: Classes will start at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Buses will run later accordingly.
• Center basketball: Already had a bye tonight. They travel to Tatum Friday.
• We are awaiting word from Timpson (vs. San Augustine) and Logansport (vs. St. Mary's).
• Tenaha and Joaquin basketball: Tonight's games have been rescheduled to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Tenaha. Varsity girls, boys only.
• Shelbyville basketball: All district schools are closed today. All games scheduled for Tuesday, Jan 16 vs Woden,, have been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
• San Augustine ISD: All district schools are closed today.
• Tenaha ISD: All district schools are closed today.
* Excelsior ISD: Excelsior ISD is CLOSED Tuesday, January 16, 2018 due to inclement weather, and will have delayed start Wednesday Jan. 17. Classes will begin at 10 a.m., buses will run at 9 a.m.
• Texas Department of Public Safety: Due to weather concerns, Texas Department of Public Safety area offices in the following counties, including Driver License offices will be closed Tuesday: Shelby County, Angelina County, Houston County, Nacogdoches County, Polk County, Sabine County, San Augustine County, and Trinity County.
• TImpson ISD: All district schools are closed today.
• Joaquin ISD: All district schools are closed today.
• Shelby County Courthouse: The courthouse will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Shelby County Court has been cancelled.
• Tenaha ISD: Buses, classes will start two hours later than normal.
* Desoto Parish Schools: The DeSoto Parish School System will be closed due to upcoming weather conditions.
• Shelbyville ISD: Buses, Classes will start two hours later than normal.
• Center ISD: The Center ISD schools will be closed Tuesday due to the weather conditions. There is no word yet on the girl's soccer game, which was the only sporting event on tap Tuesday.
• Panola College: No classes Tuesday at any of its sites.
• Fannie Brown Booth Library: Closed today. Will reopen 10 a.m. Wednesday.
• Center Christian Academy: No classes Tuesday due to inclement weather and multiple cases of the flu. Center Christian Academy will not hold classes Wednesday, Jan. 17 due to potentially hazardous weather conditions. However, childcare will be available for working parents beginning at 8 a.m. If you need childcare tomorrow please notify Mrs. Triplett or Ms. Karen Mayo so that adequate staffing preparations can be made.
• Tyson Plant in Center: The day shift is off Tuesday; night shift will have all departments working. All maintenance and refrigeration employees will work their normal schedule. All employees will be on a normal schedule Wednesday.
• Shelby County Outreach Ministries, Inc. will be closed due to bad weather conditions. This will include all programs. We will operate at regular hours on Wednesday.
• Panola County Court at Law: Judge LeAnn K. Rafferty reports that all potential jurors summoned to appear in the County Court at Law, Panola County on Tuesday, Jan. 16 are asked to report instead on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to the 123rd Judicial District Courtroom on the 1st Floor of the Judicial Annex.
• SFA: The University is closed today. Will reopen Wednesday.
* City of Center: Offices will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16 due to the weather. Tuesdays trash route service will run tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 17 and other trash routes will be delayed one day.
* San Augustine District Court: Grand Jury Duty scheduled Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 9:00 a.m. has been moved back until 10:00 a.m. due to weather conditions.
*Farmers State Bank (all branches): All FSB locations & drive-ins will close today, Tuesday, January 16 @ 3 pm due to inclement weather and will open Wednesday, January 17 for normal business hours.
• The Texas Department of Transportation ALERT: Freezing temperatures and precipitation are expected in the nine-county Lufkin District throughout tomorrow. Driving conditions could be hazardous. Slow down and give yourself room between vehicles and allow extra time while driving. Use caution in rural areas. Major roadways, overpasses and bridges have been pretreated with a brine that helps prevent the roadway from freezing and TxDOT will continue to monitor the roadways and treat as needed.