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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.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Service complete

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Kountze Police Chief Paul Darks isn’t one to boast a lot about his work, but certain to say that he has no regrets. The veteran police officer has decided to hang up the badge forever, announcing his retirement over the summer, with his last day of duty being on Tuesday.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Teen killed in fatal crash on FM 418

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
A fatal crash on FM418 in Silsbee claimed the life of a 19-year-old Silsbee girl on Tuesday. According to DPS reports, a 2014 Mack truck tractor was traveling westbound on FM 418 when it struck a 2007 Saturn vehicle attempting to make a left turn into a store parking lot near FM 1122 at 2:30 p.m.
 

 

Wed
24
Sep

KEEPING UP WITH THE DEMAND

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Local petrochemical plant South Hampton has weathered many storms in its existence in Silsbee, and today, the company continues to reap the benefits of the industry. While shale formations in Texas begin production of natural gas, the benefits move to the area, increasing demand for more products.

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