News

Wed
17
Dec

Franklin going out satisfied

After graduating from high school in Buna in 1955, Bobby Franklin began a career path that took him through four careers in Hardin County. His first job was running an RC Cola distributor route that took him all around Hardin County. He did this job from 1956 till 1965.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Hwy. 96 crash claims life of Buna woman

A Buna woman was fatally injured following a crash on Highway 96 near the Hardin-Jasper county line north of Silsbee on Sunday. Carolyn Hammond, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 JPKentWalker at 6 p.m, after the vehicle she was driving crashed into an 18-wheeler semi-trailer.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Downtown Revitalization

Patrons roamed the streets of downtown Silsbee on Thursday as a part of the Dickens Downtown celebrating shopping and revitalizing downtown.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Judge increases bond

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Crystal Boyett was booked into the Hardin County jail on Thursday after 356th District Judge Steve Thomas increased bond on the Kirbyville woman accused of reckless driving and causing the deaths of a Lumberton family.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec

Going back to his roots

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It has been a hard working life for Billy Caraway. Having worked 43 years, the native Silsbee resident has been in various fields from numbers to food to the head of a county. On December 31, Caraway will fill his last day as Hardin County judge, retiring after 16 years in the position.

 

Wed
10
Dec

Silsbee Lighted Christmas Parade

Santa leads the way atop an ambulance to open the 2014 Silsbee Lighted Christmas parade on Saturday. Over 50 entries were in the parade, providing lights and entertainment for the public along Business 96.

 

Wed
10
Dec

DA motions for bond increase

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County District Attorney David Sheffield motioned for an increased bond on Crystal Boyett, accused of three counts of manslaughter from vehicle crash in Lumberton on Feb. 3. Sheffield asked for the increase after one of the DAinvestigators found that Boyett had pleaded guilty of a speeding ticket in Kirbyville in November.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec

Woman charged in death of child released on bond

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Kountze woman was released from the Hardin County jail on Tuesday after posting $250,000 through Al Reed Bonding on a $1.5 million bond, stemming from a child abuse case in 2011, according to sources in the Hardin County jail.

Amanda Nicole Guidry and her boyfriend Jason Wade Delacerda were arrested after Guidry’s child, Breonna Nichole Loftin, 4, was hospitalized and later died from head trauma.

Loftin died at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital at 12 a.m. on Aug. 17, and the death was ruled homicide with the report listing cause of death by blunt force trauma to the head.

Hardin County Sheriff’s investigators made preliminary charges of felony injury to a child with serious bodily injury on Guidry and Delacerda.

Since, Guidry’s charges have been upgraded to capital murder person under age 6.

Fri
05
Dec

Dense fog advisory for Hardin County

A dense fog advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. on Saturday issued by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.

Visibility is expected to be from near zero to 1/4 of a mile. Especially near

bodies of water.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile.

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Wed
03
Dec

HAPPY 60TH, EVADALE

The Evadale, Texas paperboard mill is celebrating 60 years of operations on December 5. The Evadale mill proudly lays claim to the best and cleanest aseptic paperboard in the world. This – along with world-class field reject rates, world-class machine uptime and a robust Management Operating System – gives the facility a huge competitive edge.

 

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