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Wed
22
Oct

County probes black mold in annex building

County officials will be making a decision on how to tackle a mold issue that has caused a problem in one area of the county annex building across the street from the county courthouse. TheWomen, Infants, and Children (WIC) program and the Crime Victims Dept. was forced to move its operation from one of the areas of the building that poses most of the  problem of mold.
 

 

Wed
22
Oct

Pickup Sticks

A woodville man suffered minor injuries after the logging truck he was driving, rolled at the intersection of U.S. 69 and Texas 327 on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Claude Broom, 60, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was cited for unsafe speed. According to DPS, Broom was traveling south on U.S. 69 attempting to make a left onto 327 at an unsafe speed
 

 

Wed
22
Oct

Dedicating herself

Shirley Andrew has been involved in and helping with the progress of cancer research for a good portion of her life. Only recently, though, has she experienced cancer first hand. Andrew went in for her yearly check-up
last December. Instead  of just a regular mammogram, she has to undergo ultrasounds due to the density of the tissue in her breasts.
 

 

Wed
22
Oct

BIGGER AND BETTER

The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 24th Annual Village Creek Festival. This year proves to be a great year with a new location and date. The festival will be at the new Lumberton City Park located on
1300 Hwy. 421 this week, beginning Thursday through Sunday. The festival is the Chamber's largest fundraiser of the year 
 

 

Wed
15
Oct

Elementary completion date delayed

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee ISD board trustees voted on pushing back the opening date of its new elementary campus to December 2015. The original plan was to begin the 2015 school year in the new building, however, economic reasons have forced the board to delay such plans, at a recent September board meeting.

 

Wed
15
Oct

Hardin County

A truck hauling drilling mud, overturned at the intersection of Highway 105 and FM 770 in front of West Hardin High School at 10:15 a.m. on Friday.

 

Wed
15
Oct

Early voting begins Monday

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The brink of the Nov. 4 election is drawing near, and the local race for county judge should soon start to heat up. Early voting begins on Monday, and the two vying for county judge are beginning to come out of the shadows to begin the campaign trail.
 

 

Wed
15
Oct

Boy recovering after accident

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An 11-year-old Lumberton boy is recovering after being hit by a car in the Boykin Subdivision in Lumberton on Thursday, Oct. 9. Lumberton authorities rushed to the 7600 block of Cobblestone Terrace after a call was received of the boy being hit at around 6:30 p.m. He was air lifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, where doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery from a head injury.
 

 

Fri
10
Oct

Entertainment packed Saturday in store

By Daniel Elizondo, editor

This Saturday will be busy with tons of entertainment throughout the day in Silsbee and the surrounding area.

The Hardin County Airport will be holding its second annual appreciation day and swap meet beginning at 9 a.m. at Hawthorne Field.

The event is fun for the whole family with food being prepared by the Boy Scouts Troop 770, and it includes a close-up look at the fly machines for all those plane enthusiasts.

The most widely attended event Cruise'n Silsbee will be the highlight of Saturday, beginning with open registration of vehicles at 8 a.m at the former Kirby Memorial Stadium in Silsbee.

The event runs through the day complete with DJ's, Hula Hoop contests, and food vendors.

At 1:30 p.m., the Burnout Contest begins on the property of Modica Bros. in Silsbee. The parade of Cruise'n Silsbee is set to begin at 5:30 p.m. through town.

Wed
08
Oct

Silsbee police nab two men in connection with burglary

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Two Houston men were taken into custody in the early morning hours after Silsbee police responded to a burglary in progress call at a convenience store.

According to a release from Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis, two men were seen running from the Shop-N-Go convenience store located at 2035 U.S. 96 in Silsbee at 1:23 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officers discovered that the store was allegedly burglarized and an ATM machine inside the building had been damaged.

After searching the wooded area around the store, officers found and arrested a 32-year-old male, and they also found burglar tools and stolen property.

Police set up a containment perimeter around the area near the store, which resulted in the arrest of a second male, 44, after he exited the woods at 6:50 a.m.

Hardin County sheriff’s department assisted in the capture of the suspects.

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