News

Wed
30
Nov

City-wide garbage pickup changes hands

Waste fees remain same within city limits of Silsbee
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
A new contract was signed for garbage pickup in the city limits of Silsbee.
 
Piney Woods Sanitation will take over the service beginning December 1.
 
Wed
23
Nov

Silsbee EDC approves grant requests

By Daniel Elizondo

Silsbee Economic Development approved of two grants on Friday in a special called meeting to aid two businesses in Silsbee. Furnish It furniture store, located in Lumberton, was approved for a $100,000 grant by EDC board members, allowing the business to open future retail space in Silsbee. Furnish It recently purchased a 36,000 square foot building located at the corner of FM 92 and FM 418, currently used as storage for its products.

 

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Wed
23
Nov

Missing elderly man found in creek bed

By Daniel Elizondo

A missing Hardin County elderly man was found around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday next to a vehicle he was driving that was submerged in a creek. According to authorities on the scene, a Silver Alert was submitted on the man identified as 76- year-old David Lee Humphrey around 1:30 a.m. in Silsbee. His wife, Karen Humphrey, found him stuck in mud next to a 2005 Ford Mustang that drove off of Cooks Lake Road and down into a ravine in a creek.

 

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Wed
23
Nov

Ed Cain chosen to be Grand Marshall

By Meagan Moore

One of Silsbee’s largest attractions is the Christmas Parade they host every year, with companies, organizations, and individuals putting time, effort, and money into creating impressive floats for all to enjoy. It helps bring people together from all over the surrounding area out to enjoy the lights and the holiday atmosphere. Each year, the Silsbee Fire department chooses a citizen of Silsbee to lead the annual Christmas Parade as the Grand Marshall.

 

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Thu
17
Nov

Missing elderly man found in creek bed

Wed
16
Nov

Veterans Day

Silsbee High School students participated in a Veterans Day program honoring all veterans including locals on Thursday, Nov. 10. The program is an annual event with student participation each year that is headed by staff.
 
Wed
16
Nov

Police confiscate loads of meth in bust

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department confiscated a load of drugs including a large amount of methamphetamine on Wednesday, sources said. Authorities conducted a raid on a home off of FM 1122 on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at around 9 p.m. after a lengthy investigation into possible illegal activity occurring at the residence, police said.
Wed
16
Nov

Christmas celebrations around the corner

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
09
Nov

Veterans Day programs begin tomorrow

• The Silsbee High School 22nd Annual Veterans Program

Thursday, Nov. 10, 9:20 a.m.

Silsbee High School Auditorium

Theme: “The Courage of a Soldier”

A reception will immediately follow the program for the veterans and guests.

 

• Dedication of Sour Lake Veterans Memorial

Honor Ceremony For Veterans of the Hardin-Jefferson ISD area

Thursday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

Corner of FM 105 and Texas 326 in Sour Lake in front of J&R Market

 

• The William Hoy Curtis Post 72 of the American Legion

2016 Veterans’ Day Program

Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Theme: “A Salute to Our Local Veterans” on Thursday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Lumberton High School in the Performing Arts Center (The Dome).

 

• Kountze Middle School Veterans Program

Friday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.

Lion’s Den, Kountze High School

 

• Lumberton High School Veterans Program

Wed
09
Nov

Big names coming to Boys and Girls Club dinner

Mark Henry and Vince Young among those as special guests at the annual Boys and Girls Club Dinner this Thursday

The Silsbee Boys and Girls Club will hold its annual Awards Dinner with featured guests Mark Henry, Vince Young and master strongman Dennis Rodgers.

The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Silsbee High School Cafeteria.

The event is better known as the Steak and Burger dinner where the kids eat steaks and the adults eat the burgers.

This year, the event is sponsored by Hyundai of Silsbee and Westrock of Evadale.

WWE, which is the employer of Mark Henry, has contributed a great deal to make the event a success. They have made available helium machines, decorations and many major contributions.

Henry is well known throughout the US and particularly Silsbee. He was a 1990 graduate of Silsbee High School and while in school, won an International PowerLifting Championship.

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