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01
Jul

Fireworks Frenzy

Rain didn’t put a damper on the annual fireworks show put on by Texas Outlaw Fireworks at Silsbee High School on Saturday. A downpour in the early afternoon sent officials scrambling, however, it all cleared upmaking for the perfect show.

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Wed
01
Jul

SENSITIVE TIME OF YEAR

For most, fireworks symbolize a time of enjoyment, excitement, food, and fun. However, there is a group of people that find the two times of the year a rough experience. Veterans that have experienced war sometimes find out that fireworks bring back memories of their time in the military. “It isn’t necessarily that fireworks remind us of bombs or explosions, but rather they bring up memories or flashbacks,” a Silsbee veteran said.

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Wed
01
Jul

Wood carving galore

Lumberton resident and Beaumont native David Silvernail hasn’t slowed down since retirement in 1998. His busy life as a cash register technician left him searching for the right hobby to keep him busy while at home.

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Wed
01
Jul

Six killed in head-on collision

Six people were killed as a result of a head-on crash on U.S. 69 near CR 3205 in Tyler County, .7 miles south of Colmesneil. Emergency personnel responded to the crash at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. According to reports, a 1997 GMC truck was traveling north on U.S. 69 and allegedly crossed the center stripe, striking a 2011 GMC SUV traveling north.

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Wed
24
Jun

Silsbee Little League aiming for better years

The City of Silsbee has much to be proud of, including the accomplishments of the younger generations. Some of the pride and recognition that the younger citizens bring to their home town is the goals they achieve in sports. Playing sports through the school district is one of the many ways in which children can accomplish these high honors.

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Wed
24
Jun

Kountze Volunteer Fire Dept Visits KPL

Members of the Kountze Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department dodged the showers on Tuesday, June 16 to give kids a chance to explore a Kountze fire truck. Captain Billy Maloncon, Lieutenants Odell Edmonds and Russell Tiedemann, and Firefighter Debra Tiedemann gave kids a close-up look at the truck's state-of-the-art accessories.

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Wed
24
Jun

No Horsing Around

Most reasons that people retire are due to reaching a certain age, wanting to travel, or just wanting to relax and live an easy life. For Jackie Ellis, that isn’t the case. Like many, Ellis is retiring from her position at the Hardin County Courthouse to pursue a hobby, but unlike some, her hobby is going to take a whole lot of hard work and dedication.

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Wed
24
Jun

Bill hangs around

Tropical StormBill hung around onWednesday even though the stormwas well into the Dallas area. Rain bands fromthe stormstretched fromthe Gulf of Mexico through Hardin County for about 12 hours causingmore flooding in the area. However, the rains didn’t keep everyone inside, even if it meant being on foot.

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Wed
24
Jun

Bee earns third in state contest

The Silsbee Bee earned a third place finish overall in Division 6 entries of the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest last weekend. The Bee was placed into Division 6 weeklies of the contest with other larger newspapers as much as double the circulation. Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post topped Silsbee for sweepstakes with 400 points while Port Aransas South Jetty finished with 375 points. Silsbee finished with a respectable 350 points.

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Wed
17
Jun

State Rep. JamesWhite to visit Silsbee

State Rep. James White will be speaking to the Southeast Texas Tea Party on Monday, June 22 at the Bible Baptist Church located at 1710 Hwy. 96 bypass in Silsbee. White will be briefing the Tea Party on the 84th Legislation session that was recently completed.

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