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05
Nov

Karate instructor sentenced on child porn charges

By Davilyn Walston
 
A 60-year-old Lumberton, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. Ronald Seabridge, Sr., owner of Brass Dragon Karate, was found guilty by a jury on Feb. 27, 2014, of receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography and was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison on Oct. 28, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.
 

 

Wed
05
Nov

Crash in Kountze claims life

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Silsbee resident was fatally injured as a result of a motorcycle crash in Kountze onWednesday, Oct. 29. Bill Howard Huggins, 59, was pronounced dead at a Beaumont Hospital after being transported by ambulance.
 

 

Wed
29
Oct

Three injured in ATV accident

An investigation continues into the rollover of anATV off of Cravens Camp Road north of Silsbee. Three people were transported to the hospital as a result of the rollover that occurred on Sunday at 6:45 p.m.

 

Wed
29
Oct

Two cited in FM 92 crash

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Several people including two minors, were injured in a Thursday afternoon crash on FM 92. According to reports, a 1992 GMC truck driven by Justin Hinson of Fred, 21, crashed into the back of a 2012 Dodge SUVstopped for a school bus unloading children on the northbound lanes
 

 

Wed
29
Oct

McDaniel, Gibson vie for judgeship

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Hardin County judge seat held by Billy Caraway for the past 16 years is coming close to being replaced. Wayne McDaniel Jr. of Lumberton andAnthony Kade Gibson of Silsbee will be vying for the position in the only contested Hardin County race on Tuesday for Election Day.
 

 

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.

 

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