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Wed
07
Dec

Cards gets shuffled

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
07
Dec

Search yields drugs

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Four people were taken to the slammer after Hardin County Narcotics officers found a large amount of methamphetamine in a vehicle they were all traveling in north of Silsbee on Nov. 30 at around 5 p.m. Narcotics officers had set up surveillance near a residence on Brownlea Road off of FM 1122 after complaints were filed for the suspicion of illegal drug activity.
 
Wed
07
Dec

Lighted Christmas parade this Saturday

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Christmas in the Big Thicket suffered a set back last weekend after a soggy showing by Mother Nature to subsequently postpone and cancel some of the events. However, the weather is looking better for next weekend, and the Silsbee Public Library is happy to announce that most of the festival booths will be open for operation on Saturday on the library’s parking lot.
 
Mon
05
Dec

Run, Run Rudolph goes on in the rain

It was cold and rainy, but that didn't scare off runners for the first annual Run, Run Rudolph 5K on Saturday in Silsbee.

Christmas in the Big Thicket was cancelled subsequently for the day, but several of the 110 runners registered for Saturday's run gave it a go despite the uncomfortable weather, albeit with layers of clothing and rain gear.

The run was hosted by the Silsbee Public Library and several volunteers.

Fri
02
Dec

Heavy rains expected over the weekend

By Daniel Elizondo

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting heavy rains over the course of the weekend, ending on Monday.

According to the NWS, as much as 3-5 inches of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Spots with the heaviest rains may see street flooding.

Winds are also expected to pick up on Saturday and Sunday with gusts up to 20-30 mph both days.

Before the rains end, the NWS said the potential for a severe storm is possible on Monday.

The NWS is asking for citizens to be alert of flash flooding.

Twitter: @dtelizondo

Fri
02
Dec

Hardin County Health Inspections for November

• Brookshire Brothers Tobacco Barn – 285 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Brookshire Brothers – 285 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Little Hawks ECD – 7694 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Gunslingers Grill – 8364 Ponderosa Dr., Silsbee - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Shell Fast Lane #1 – 901 N. Main, Lumberton – Dirty towels laying around and under beverage area, no thermometer in pre-packaged food cooler, hand washing sink not labeled, no food handler certificates, had drink cups sitting on towels – earned a score of 89

• Magical Yogurt – 141 NLHS Dr., Lumberton – boxes on the ground in dry storage, need to be 6” off the ground, missing test strips for sanitizer, very clean front and back – earned a score of 97

Wed
30
Nov

Crews installed new Christmas decor throughout the city streets last week.

Crews installed new Christmas decor throughout the city streets last week. Preparations are underway for the annual Christmas in the Big Thicket, set to kick off on Saturday. The day ends with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade through Silsbee.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Lighted Christmas parade could face change

Christmas in Big Thicket festival will continue Saturday as scheduled, rain or shine
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Silsbee Lighted Christmas parade may experience a change in plans if weather forecasters are correct in recent predictions.
 
As of Monday, an 80 percent chance of rain has been forecasted for Saturday, Dec. 3 and into Sunday morning.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Texas elector resigns from position

Hardin County Republican delegate Janis Holt being considered to fill vacancy
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Republican Women’s President and Republican delegate Janis Holt is willing to step in to fill the position as an elector after the shocking resignation of Art Sisneros.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Crash claims elderly woman’s life

Five others transported to hospital for minor injuries
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
An elderly woman was fatally injured as a result of a crash on US 96 bypass at the intersection of Cooks Road in Silsbee on Thanksgiving Day.
 
Silsbee police reported that Thyra Hicks, 88, of Silsbee, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital following the crash that occurred at 3:58 p.m. on Thursday on the bypass. 
 

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