Community/Schools

Wed
11
Mar

Erikson named Teacher of the Year

By Meagan Moore

After teaching for over three decades, Kountze Elementary teacher, Donna Erikson, received the "Teacher of the Year" award for the very first time. Kountze Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet on February 26 at the County Seat Music Hall in Kountze where Erikson was announced as the award recipient. The award is chosen by the Chamber board based on letters of nomination from the various school principals. 

 

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Wed
18
Feb

Hardin County Jail – Employee of theMonth

Manual Padilla has been selected as January 2015 Employee of the Month for the Hardin County Jail. He is employed as a correctional officer and has worked for the sheriff’s office since Oct. 2009.

 

Wed
11
Feb

Business of the year

By Meagan Moore
 
Rather than being nominated through a letter, the Business of the Year award goes to a business that is selected directly by the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Board Members. This year, they presented the award to Southern Nurseries.
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

First Responder of the Year

By Meagan Moore
 
Every year, the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce hands out awards to those chosen for Teacher of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Business of the Year. However, this year, the chamber decided to add a new award, one that now includes an emergency responder to the annual awards.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Garden club holds January meeting

The Silsbee Garden Club met at St. John's Episcopal Church for the monthly meeting. There were 25 members present. President Patsy Gerngross opened the meeting with a prayer.

 

Wed
28
Jan

Two local students achieve All-State choir honors

Voice teacherMelinda Stanton of Silsbee is pleased to announce that her students Rebecca Joy Darby, Soprano 1, and Elijah Paul Boughan, Bass 2, have been selected to the TMEA(TexasMusic Educators’ Association) All-State Choir.
 

 

Wed
21
Jan

GoTexan

The Hardin County Area Go Texan organization held its annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday. There were 19 entries as judges shown here making their decision. First place winner taking home $500 was Jared Watson.

 

Wed
14
Jan

Read-A-Thon

Laura Reeves Elementary had its first Read-A-Thon. There were 46 “selfies” of students and teachers reading during the Christmas break that were submitted.

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Wed
07
Jan

Ramos receives Junior Ranger accolades

Pedro Ramos, fourth grade student at Kountze Elementary, received his Certificate of Achievement from the Guadalupe Mountains National Park Junior Ranger Program. Pedro spent six weeks investigating and completing the special activities contained in the workbook provided by the National Park Service.

 

Tue
30
Dec

December meeting held for Garden Club

The Silsbee Garden Club met in the barn of Linda and Fred Miller. The Garden Club always looks forward to having its December Christmas meeting in the Millers barn. The club greatly appreciates the generosity.

 

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