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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.

Wed
08
Oct

A story of survival

By Meagan Moore
 
Mary Ann Tucker's struggle with breast cancer could have gone a lot smoother had her doctor only listened to her in the beginning. In 2008, Tucker, of Silsbee, found a lump in her left breast. She had already had a mammogram that year, so she waited until 2009 for her next mammogram.

 

Wed
08
Oct

Celebrations scheduled for Saturday

The Big Thicket Association will celebrate 50 years of work and service for Big Thicket causes on Oct. 11 at the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center north of Kountze. Concurrently, the Association will celebrate the 40thAnniversary of the Big Thicket National Preserve.

 

Wed
08
Oct

Dispute leads to fatal stabbing

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One man is dead following a stabbing in Lumberton on Saturday as a result of a heated dispute. According to Lumberton police chief Danny Sullins, authorities responded to a domestic disturbance call on the 1000 block of Bryan Lane off of West Walton Road at 4:36 p.m.
 

 

Wed
08
Oct

Why change now?

By Daniel Elizondo
 
What was once considered a one-light town, with a bare highway connecting Silsbee and Beaumont running through it, Lumberton was not anticipating fast growth. Since the inception of a homerule charter, the City of Lumberton has managed to thrive without the use of a property tax, and growth is continuing.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Hardin County budget passes and released

The Hardin County commissioners approved of the 2014-15 fiscal year budget. After amendments were passed on Sept. 22, the budget was released.

2014-15 Hardin County Budget

Wed
01
Oct

Foundation threatens H-J

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has threatened the Hardin-Jefferson school district after a parent complained of religious activity being held at its campuses. Hardin-Jefferson Supertinendent Dr. Shannon Holmes was contacted by the foundation via letter that was sent on Sept. 19 by Freedom From Religion staff attorney Sam Grover.
 

 

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