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Wed
10
Feb

Former Silsbee library director arrested

By Daniel Elizondo

The former Silsbee library director was arrested this morning by Silsbee police after an investigation into missing funds.

Crystal Mallet Moss, 36, surrendered to police. She is accused of embezzling more than $25,000 over a two year period and redirected the funds for personal use.

Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis said Moss was charged with theft by a public servant, a third degree felony.

Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Chris Ingram set bond at $25,000.

According to sources, Moss was relieved of her duties as library director in January.

If convicted, Moss faces 2-10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Wed
10
Feb

McGallion resigns as AD/head football coach of Silsbee

Bobby “Bubba” McGallion, the head football coach and athletic director at Silsbee High School, has submitted his resignation on Tuesday morning.

McGallion stated that he is resigning, however he is not necessarily retiring. He reiterated that he had some things he was thinking about doing, but did not want to elaborate on them at this time.

”I am not saying I am retiring,” he said. “I am just resigning. I may coach next year, so I am leaving that door open.”

McGallion has coached in Silsbee for 18 years, and he has led the Silsbee Tigers to the playoffs 14 times while compiling an 111-91 record in 18 seasons.

Prior to coming to Silsbee he coached in Alto, Crosby and Navasota. 

Overall, he finished with a combined record of 185-124-3 including stops in Alto, Crosby and Navasota prior to his stint in Silsbee.

Wed
03
Feb

ANELLOTECH MAKES IT OFFICIAL

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Anellotech, a sustainable technology company, officially broke ground at South Hampton Resources property last week, for its TCat-8 test facility expected to begin operation later this year. Anellotech CEO David Sudolsky and Trecora Resources CEO Simon Upfill-Brown, held an official groundbreaking ceremony behind South Hampton Resources plant.
 
Wed
03
Feb

Pedestrian struck and killed on FM418

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Silsbee man was killed instantly after he was struck by an 18-wheeler on FM 418 near Indian Hills Road around 5 a.m. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call and found  49-year-old Robert Floyd Cryer had been struck by a westbound semi-truck.
 
Wed
03
Feb

Exhibit plans at Icehouse Museum

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Fri
29
Jan

Lumberton student struck by vehicle

Authorities say injuries sustained are non-life threatening

By Daniel Elizondo

A 15-year-old male Lumberton student was struck by a vehicle while crossing US 69 and Forest Road on Friday morning around 8:20 a.m.

According to Lumberton police chief Danny Sullins, the student was crossing the highway when a Honda SUV driven by a 47-year-old Lumberton woman struck him.

Sullins said the student was conscious and alert when authorities arrived.

He told authorities he allegedly heard the bell of the crosswalk on US 69 and proceeded to cross.

The woman attempted to avoid hitting the student but it was too late, Sullins said.

Wed
27
Jan

Pedestrian struck and killed on FM 418

One man struck by 18-wheeler while standing in the middle of the roadway.

By Daniel Elizondo

A Silsbee man was killed instantly after he was struck by an 18-wheeler on FM 418 near Indian Hills Road around 5 a.m.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Hardin County Sheriff’s Department responded to the call and found 49-year-old Robert Floyd Cryer had been struck by a westbound semi-truck

According to witnesses, Cryer was standing in the middle of the roadway when he was struck.

The driver of the truck, Walter Scott, 60, of Shepherd, was not injured.

Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Charles Brewer pronounced Cryer dead at the scene.

According to DPS reports, there is no anticipation of citations to be issued.

Wed
27
Jan

One injured in truck crash

By Meagan Moore
 
A two vehicle crash north of Silsbee left FM 92 near Gore Store Road closed for approximately three hours last Thursday night. A little before 8 p.m., dispatchers received a call about a collision between a 2005 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer and a 2014 Freightliner truck tractor causing blockage on the road.
 
Wed
27
Jan

Lord Embraced Radio

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Sitting in a secluded office surrounded by sound boards, microphones, and huge monitors is much of the day in the life of Otis Dyson. His visions of living a dream in radio broadcasting were set in 1998, and in the blink of an eye, he can sit back in his tall, swiveling chair and live the passion of his life.
 
Wed
27
Jan

Post-game melee causes ruckus

By AndreaWhitney Kirbyville Banner
 

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