Shelby County News

Week ending September 12, 2019

The Shelby County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting September 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. in the Shelby County Museum on Pecan Street. Our guest speaker this month will be Dr. Jodi Edward Ginn.  The topic will be "East Texas Troubles: The Allred Rangers' Cleanup of San Augustine."  This is the story of a rural community's extrication from the grip of a vicious criminal gang who built their power by exploiting institutionally marginalized African Americans.  In telling this story, Dr. Ginn reveals a multifaceted history of the reform of the Texas Rangers, and of an unexpected alliance between the legendary frontier lawman and black residents of the Jim Crow South.  Dr. Ginn will also be holding a book signing while he is here.  The public is invited to attend our meetings.  Also, if you are interested in the History of our State and Area, we invite you to come join our organization and help us get the word out about all the fascinating history that surrounds us all.

Pictures of Center High School for the years 2010, 2011, 2013

are now on our website.


Rotary Club


David Shires
Donated By
Venorah McSwain

Charles Hughes
Donated By
Venorah McSwain

Joe Anderson
Donated By
Venorah McSwain

Billy Lawson
Donated By
Venorah McSwain





William Cade Faust, 17, of Shelbyville, died September 7, 2019, at his residence. Interment was in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Texas. He was born September 5, 2002, in Nacogdoches, to Bill Faust and Randa Askew. He was currently a student and his hobbies included hunting and fishing. Survivors include, Father, Bill Faust and wife Bevin of Shelbyville; Mother, Randa McMahon and husband Matthew of Granbury; Sisters, Tori Hicks & husband Gus of Granbury, Sierra Partlow & husband Trevor of Center; Brothers, Maison Rivers of Shelbyville, Ruger Raymond of Shelbyville; Grandparents, Bonnie and Ricky Sims of Shelbyville, Charlsie and John Clark of Shelbyville, Lance Moton of Shelbyville.
Online condolences can be sent at
Watson and Sons Funeral Home, Center, Texas



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