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08
Jul

The Natural Way

Mike and Robin Jones of Lumberton have always been interested in growing fresh greens for their meals. Soil gardening was the typical way to get natural vegetables, however, after discovering new ways to grow the freshest of greens, a newfound project has begun for the couple. Robin has always grown a garden, whether for the family, or for friends and others to enjoy, but she wanted to take it one step further.

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Wed
08
Jul

Former Silsbee grad moves on to bigger and better things in NYC as a news producer.

Amber Willis’ desire to become a television news personality was well on track. The Silsbee native with strong family ties to the area, was destined to be in front of the camera. “I wanted to be on the air, but I had a boss tell me I wasn’t ‘pretty enough’ and my accent wasn’t TV friendly,” she said. “The boss that told me that is no longer in the industry.”

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Wed
08
Jul

Work progressing on SISD projects

The summer is now half over and Silsbee ISD is well on its way to preparing for the coming year. Superintendent of Schools Richard Bain reports that the district has hired all the teachers it needs except four. They had a recent resignation at the high school and are now in need of a Spanish teacher. They need three teachers at Pace Academy and have one first grade position open.

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Wed
08
Jul

Buna student wins Built Ford Tough scholarship

Silsbee Ford-Lincoln, Inc. Hwy 92 in Fred presented a $1,000.00 scholarship to Jaelyn Heirtzler of Buna High School. The scholarship is part of the Built Ford Tough scholarship program. Heirtzler plans to attend Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Tex. and pursue a career in the field of Occupational Therapy.

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Wed
08
Jul

Supreme Court should live under Obamacare

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to ignore the letter of the law and uphold the Obama Administration’s unconstitutional rewrite of Obamacare undermines the American people’s trust and confidence in our nation’s highest court. Justice Scalia summed up the Court’s actions rightly when he called them “absurd” and opined that “words no longer have meaning” under the Court’s ruling in King v. Burwell.

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Wed
01
Jul

Fireworks Frenzy

Rain didn’t put a damper on the annual fireworks show put on by Texas Outlaw Fireworks at Silsbee High School on Saturday. A downpour in the early afternoon sent officials scrambling, however, it all cleared upmaking for the perfect show.

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Wed
01
Jul

SENSITIVE TIME OF YEAR

For most, fireworks symbolize a time of enjoyment, excitement, food, and fun. However, there is a group of people that find the two times of the year a rough experience. Veterans that have experienced war sometimes find out that fireworks bring back memories of their time in the military. “It isn’t necessarily that fireworks remind us of bombs or explosions, but rather they bring up memories or flashbacks,” a Silsbee veteran said.

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Wed
01
Jul

Wood carving galore

Lumberton resident and Beaumont native David Silvernail hasn’t slowed down since retirement in 1998. His busy life as a cash register technician left him searching for the right hobby to keep him busy while at home.

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Wed
01
Jul

Six killed in head-on collision

Six people were killed as a result of a head-on crash on U.S. 69 near CR 3205 in Tyler County, .7 miles south of Colmesneil. Emergency personnel responded to the crash at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. According to reports, a 1997 GMC truck was traveling north on U.S. 69 and allegedly crossed the center stripe, striking a 2011 GMC SUV traveling north.

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Wed
24
Jun

Silsbee Little League aiming for better years

The City of Silsbee has much to be proud of, including the accomplishments of the younger generations. Some of the pride and recognition that the younger citizens bring to their home town is the goals they achieve in sports. Playing sports through the school district is one of the many ways in which children can accomplish these high honors.

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