Lifestyle

Wed
11
Feb

Silsbee Marine surprises family

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Coming home is a special time for anyone in the armed forces during this time. For one Silsbee family, not seeing their son for almost a year knowing he was in the Middle East, is a trying time.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Taste of Italy

By Meagan Moore
 
The Hardin County Courthouse employees and visitors now have a chance to fill their empty stomachs with delicious food around their busy schedules. The small cafe on the first floor of the courthouse is now run by a family wishing to share a piece of their Italian heritage.
 

 

Wed
28
Jan

Good wine, good friends

By Daniel Elizondo

Set back in the countryside of Sour Lake, a quaint winery with a wine tasting bar could be found complete with the ambience of Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra playing in the background.

Port Arthur native Shawn Bruno is quite proud of his small metropolis found in Hardin County and he should be.

After a year of lobbying with the Texas Legislature, Bruno is happy to say the business he and his wife, Misha run, has become a jewel in  Texas by many wine lovers.

Bruno & George Winery in Sour Lake, has been in business for 15 years, and the popularity of its products are growing at a tremendous rate, thanks to the mind of Bruno.

“I didn't think it would bloom this fast,” Bruno said. “A lot of people just want a dry red or they want a dry white. My wines are for all the other people that don't want or need that. These berry wines have a charm of their own.”

Wed
21
Jan

Law enforcement gets a “Thank you”

By Meagan Moore
 
Due to the negative backlash on law enforcement recently, the First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee decided to host an appreciation dinner for all law enforcement in the surrounding area. Lumberton PD, Silsbee PD, Kountze PD, and Harding County Sheriff's office as well as a few county officials were invited to attend.

 

Wed
14
Jan

Lumberton city officials approve additional plats

By Meagan Moore
 
Lumberton City Council met on Monday to discuss a few matters that were brought to the board. Several of the issues at hand were about new and old buildings in Lumberton.

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Wed
07
Jan

McNeely named Bus Driver of the Year

Charlena McNeely, a Kountze ISD school bus driver, was recently honored by PCAT (Property Causality Alliance of Texas) as the 2014-2015 Bus Driver of the Year for Kountze ISD.

 

Tue
30
Dec

Rep. White shares thoughts about upcoming legislative session

Dist. 19 Rep. James White stopped by the Silsbee Bee office recently to discuss his concerns about the coming session. He says that public education, which takes up 35-40 percent of the budget, is always an area of concern.

 

Tue
23
Dec

Local credit union to celebrate 60 years after starting at the local paper mill

By Danny Reneau
 
When East Texas Pulp and Paper opened their operation in Evadale, the members decided to form a credit union. Originally, the credit union office was one room in the personnel department. Today, Eastex Federal Credit Union is about to celebrate 60 years of doing business.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Wreath’s Across America

The Silsbee Woman’s Club set out gifts and wreaths, as a part of “Wreath’s Across America” on Saturday at Silsbee Veteran’s Park. The Wreath’s Across America started at Arlington National Cemetery and has grown to a nationwide even on the second or third Saturday of December.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec

Kountze Santa believes in keeping busy

By Meagan Moore
 
Santa Claus came riding into town Dec. 6, at the Kountze Library on top of a motorcycle because his reindeer “are busy training.” This was Jeff Graham’s second year to dress up as St. Nick and take pictures with children. To Graham, it was almost like any other day at work.
 

 

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