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Wed
17
Sep

Judge says no to bond

The first suspect accused of armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant in Lumberton, pled guilty in front of 356th District Judge Steve Thomas on Monday. Tyler D’Sean LeBlanc, 24, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of evading arrest in the robbery of Little Caeasars pizza on Nov. 21, 2013. LeBlanc was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury in August on the crimes 
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

ONTHIN ICE

A 1991 Cadillac and a cargo truck, owned by Read Ice Company, collided on the Old Evadale Highway just east of Silsbee on Monday morning. Both vehicles were east bound when the car, driven by Kenneth Wentworth, stalled as it was attempting to turn left. The truck driver attempted to pass but failed to pass safely. The truck collided with the car and eventually turned on its side on top of the car which spun around and stopped facing west
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

Ground breaking ceremony in the works

Work has already started on the new elementary school that will house grades 1-5 when completed, but the official ground breaking will take place on September 29, at 5:30 pm. All community members, parents, students and staff are invited to attend the ceremony marking the beginning of the actual construction phase. The event will take place at the construction site between Read-Turrentine Elementary and Laura Reeves Elementary.
 

 

Wed
10
Sep

Two separate motorcycle crashes claim lives

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A two vehicle crash at FM 92 and Airline Road in Hardin county took the life of a Silsbee man onWednesday, Sept. 3. A 2014 Dodge truck was traveling north on FM 92 when the driver moved into the southbound lane and tried to pass a slower vehicle in a passing zone.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Vision Inspires

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Susan Shine Kilcrease is no stranger to Silsbee and can recall some of the oldest parts of downtown as it once stood. From old general stores to hardware stores, the thriving small town was busy with merchants and consumers from all walks of life.
 
Wed
10
Sep

Drug deal goes awry

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Aprevious parolee was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 7 by Silsbee police after three teens accused the man of kidnapping them. According to a police report, Merico Demonz Stotts, 44, was issued a warrant for his arrest after the three teens allegedly escaped and drove to the Silsbee police department.
 
Wed
03
Sep

Woman escapes burning home

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Silsbee woman escaped serious injury after her home caught fire on Thursday at around 5 p.m. Silsbee volunteer firefighters were called to the 6000 block of Thompson Lake Drive in Silsbee when witnesses reported flames coming from a small mobile home.
 
Wed
03
Sep

Local photographer featured at Ice House

By Daniel Elizondo
 
4 and ending on Sept. 30, 2015. For weeks, city councilpersons and city officials have been discussing items in workshops to balance the budget. The first item to pass was the tax rate of the city, which remained the same at .39¢.
 
Wed
03
Sep

City officials balance FY budget

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The City of Silsbee balanced its budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2014 and ending on Sept. 30, 2015. For weeks, city councilpersons and city officials have been discussing items in workshops to balance the budget. The first item to pass was the tax rate of the city, which remained the same at .39¢.
 
Wed
27
Aug

A VIABLE CONTRIBUTOR

By Danny Reneau
 
While the community is somewhat excited about the possibilities of a pellet facility being located in Silsbee on the grounds of the old LP Plant, officials at the MeadWestvaco plant in Evadale have voiced some concerns about the project. The Evadale mill has a huge impact on the Southeast Texas area.
 

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