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Wed
05
Mar

Truck gets logged

No one was injured when the driver of a logging truck lost control and slid into a muddy culvert off of FM 1293 in Honey Island on Monday.

DPS was dispatched around 2:30 p.m. to investigate the accident. The load stayed intact to the cab of the truck, but the trailer broke in half with the tail end left in the roadway.

The cause is still under investigation.

Wed
05
Mar

McDaniel trumps Bellow

The voters of Hardin County ventured out on a wet cold Tuesday to elect a new County Judge. WayneMcDaniel, a Lumberton businessman and employee of the Hardin County Sheriff's office, won the position by a vote of 4,504 to 3,051 over David Bellow.McDaniel had 59.62%of the vote and Bellow polled 40.38%.
 
Wed
05
Mar

One injured in rollover near Kountze

Eric Carmenar of Silsbee was the driver of this 2002 1500 Suburban which left the roadway Tuesday after striking a mail box and flipped end over end in a ditch. Caramenar was southbound on Highway 69 north of the FM327 interchange when he apparently had a vehicle malfunction. He heard something pop and the vehicle began to wobble before leaving the road. It entered a ditch and then flew through the air at the first driveway. It did not strike the earth again until the next driveway where it went skyward and landed on its front in the ditch.
 
Wed
05
Mar

BUILDING ON HIS MUSIC

By Andrea Whitney
 
Kountze resident Pete Hutchinson has a love of music that rivals few. On any given day, one passing the Hutchinson home will hear the joyful sounds of bluegrass and gospel – Not from a radio but from Hutchinson himself, along with several other family members chiming in. Hutchinson discovered his love of music early in his childhood. Growing up in Denham Springs, LA, he recalls many evenings where he would sit with his family and listen to his brothers and sisters play, and sing bluegrass favorites throughout the night.
 
Thu
27
Feb

Controversy over Roosevelt house gets different plan

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Roosevelt house owner Sheila Johnson has reached out to Boys’Haven Chief Executive Officer Tony Castillo of Beaumont, to help aid in opening a half-way house in the home located on Roosevelt Street in Silsbee. The home has been through thick and thin in the past, once opened as a halfway house that drew critical outcry from nearby neighbors. It recently was renovated to eventually become a bed and breakfast, but the previous owner suffered a fatal car accident, leaving the building up for sale.

 

Thu
27
Feb

LUCAS gets welcome

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Lumberton Fire Department is going down in the history books. The small department, led by experienced Chief Bob Simonson, is the first in the area, even the nation, to welcome the LUCAS 2 CPR machine to their team. The $16,000 high tech piece of equipment was brought in last month to serve alongside firefighters in the fight to save every life possible.

 

Thu
27
Feb

March 4 – Joint Primaries

Pct. 1 - Hardin County Courthouse, Kountze
Pct. 2 -Word of Life Church, Silsbee
Pct. 3 - Saratoga Fire Station
Pct. 4 - Batson Community Center
Pct. 5 - Thicket-Votaw Fire Hall
Pct. 6 - Crestwood Baptist Church, Kountze
Pct. 7 - Honey Island Assembly of God Church
Pct. 8 - Village Mills VFW Hall
Pct. 9 - First Assembly of God Church, Silsbee
Pct. 10 - St. John’s Episcopal Church
Pct. 11 -Wiley Mae Pentecostal Church
Pct. 12 - First Assembly of God Church, Kountze
Pct. 13 - Pete Trest Community Center
Pct. 14 - Idylwild Golf Club
Pct. 15 - Sour Lake Community Center
Pct. 16 - Parkway Life Church, Lumberton
Pct. 17 - Pine Ridge Baptist Church
Pct. 18 - Lumberton Church of Christ
Thu
27
Feb

Chamber honors three Thursday

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet on Thursday evening, featuring one of the nation’s top motivational speakers, Bruce Hamilton. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of awards to the Citizen of the Year, Business of theYear, and Teacher of the Year.
 

 

Fri
21
Feb

County judge candidates face off

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Local Hardin County Judge candidates Wayne McDaniel, Jr. and David Bellow stole the show at Monday night's Republican Candidates Forum, answering tough questions on the budget, their experience, and addressing rumors surrounding a flyer that has recently circulated to Hardin County residents.

 

Fri
21
Feb

CPS, HCSO investigates toddler’s death

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Investigators with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and the Child Protective Services are investigating the death of a toddler who died from complications from a drowning on Friday, according to Sheriff Ed Cain. Avery SebastianVincent, 1, the son of Gary and Natalie Vincent, was found unresponsive in the bathtub of his home on Feb. 12. He was taken to Texas Children's Hospital and placed on life support. Avery died three days later on Feb. 14 at 12:13 p.m.
 

 

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