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Wed
06
May

Deaver named as Kountze HS principal

By Meagan Moore

Kountze ISD board members voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Chet Deaver as the new high school principal for the upcoming school year. Deaver has been with the district for over a decade and has no plans of leaving any time soon, as his passion is in education and teaching the future generations.

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Wed
06
May

Motorcycle rider critical after 1-vehicle crash

By Daniel Elizondo

One man was critically injured after the motorcycle he was driving went into a skid, throwing him to the pavement on Hwy. 96 near the intersection of Durdin Street in Silsbee on Saturday at around 11:15 a.m. It was the second motorcycle accident in the vicinity within a months time.

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Mon
04
May

Suspects sought in vandalism of Silsbee High School

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Silsbee police and Silsbee High School officials are investigating vandalism that occurred on school property overnight.

Silsbee High School principal Don Muckleroy said that four individuals were caught on surveillance cameras at around 12:44 a.m. on Monday, gluing exterior door locks on the high school campus.

“They used Gorilla glue on every one of the doors,” Muckleroy said. “I was there at about 6:15 a.m. spraying acetone to eat up the glue.”

Muckleroy said they are investigating the surveillance video to deterimine the individual identies.

Acetone, or nail polish remover, is often used to release the adhesives in glue.

All the doors are back in operation and classes were not affected.

Silsbee police is following up on the investigation.

Wed
29
Apr

Toddler fatally injured at home

By Daniel Elizondo
 
20-month-old child was killed Saturday after he was run over accidentally by his father in the driveway of their home. Hardin County deputies responded to a home at 7224 Collins Road in Saratoga at around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday after it was reported that there was a vehicle-pedestrian accident.
 

 

Wed
29
Apr

Sheriff warns of scams

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain is issuing a warning to citizens of Hardin County after it was found that a caller posing as a law enforcement agent is demanding payment of fines to prevent from being arrested after missing jury duty summons.
 

 

Wed
29
Apr

Justice served for Lumberton family

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The saga of Crystal Boyett that lasted over a year, came to an end on Friday after a Hardin County jury found the Kirbyville woman guilty of manslaughter causing the death of Connely Burns of Lumberton and sentenced her to 20 years in prison.
 

 

Wed
22
Apr

Trevino gets nod as HS principal

By Daniel Elizondo
 
After receiving 26 applications for the available Silsbee High School principal position, a committee formed by Silsbee Supt. Richard Bain came to an agreement on an overall favorite to take over the helm.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Beaumontman killed in Silsbee crash

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One person was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash at the corner of North 5th Street and East Avenue J at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15. According to Silsbee police, Sailendra Gandhavalla, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a utility pole.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Boyett trial underway

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Testimony began at the Hardin County courthouse over the highly anticipated trial of Crystal Boyett accused of driving recklessly and causing the deaths of a Lumberton family. A 12-person jury was selected on Monday, and District Attorney David Sheffield began submitting evidence on Tuesday in the courtroom of 356th District Judge Steve Thomas.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Electrical short to blame in fire

By Daniel Elizondo
 
No injuries were reported after flames broke out in the attic of a popular Silsbee eatery during the lunch hour on Tuesday. Silsbee Fire Department was dispatched to West Texas Style Bar-B-Que on Highway 96 bypass after patrons noticed the smell of smoke coming from the attic at around 12:20 p.m.
 

 

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