Community/Schools

Wed
22
Apr

The unsung heroes

By Daniel Elizondo
 
When it comes to an emergency situation, sometimes the voices of those answering the calls of 911 are the ones that get lost in the limelight. Last week, telecommunicators were recognized with National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week fromApril 13-19.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Kountze police dept. gets K9 unit

By Meagan Moore
 
Although the Kountze Police Department was almost merged into the Hardin County Sheriff's office last year, they have worked hard to get asmuch work done with the budget they have. Police Chief Brent Slaughter has sought out and applied for as many grants and free materials as he can get for his officers. The newest addition to the team is their K-9 unit.
 

 

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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