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Wed
06
Jan

Morning fire destroys home

A mobile home fire totally destroyed a residence owned by Lloyd Tidwell at 7229 Williamson on Tuesday. The fire department received the call at 9:23 a.m. and when they arrived, the home was fully engulfed.
 

 

Wed
06
Jan

Disgusted at the law

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A lesson apparently wasn’t learned by a Kountze man after being sentenced to 22 years in prison for striking a police officer and evading arrest. Frank Banks, 38, was indicted in December for striking another peace officer, this time in the Hardin County jail.
 
Wed
06
Jan

Three campuses graded as troubled

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Three Kountze campuses didn’t get so good news as it enters the spring semester of 2016. The Texas Education Agency recently released its Public Education Grant (PEG) list of Texas schools that are performing less than par.
 
Wed
06
Jan

Traffic stop yields dope, loot, guns

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
30
Dec

Boyett files appeal

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Crystal Lummus Boyett filed an appeal with the 9th court of appeals earlier this month by an appeals attorney arguing three points in the case that were against the Hardin County District Attorney’s office. Boyett, who was found guilty by a Hardin County jury for manslaughter in April, could have a retrial if the appellate court finds sufficient evidence by the appellate attorney’s filing.
 
Wed
30
Dec

New big, red, shiny fire truck

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It was like Christmas all over again on Monday evening at Silsbee Fire Department’s central station on Payne Road. Volunteer firefighters flocked around its newest addition to the fleet of emergency vehicles, Engine E-61 that was officially put into service.
 
Wed
30
Dec

Early morning fire damages home

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An elderly man was left without a home on Christmas morning after the home he was living in caught on fire. Silsbee police responded to a house fire on Twin Bridges Road at around 12:50 a.m. in Silsbee and arrived with the attic of the home fully engulfed.
 
Wed
30
Dec

House fired contained in Kountze

By Meagan Moore
 
A house fire occurred at 125 Pine Tree Lane at about 8:30 a.m. in Kountze on Monday morning. After investigating, the Kountze fire department believes the cause of the fire was due to a heat lamp that was left on to keep the families puppies warm.
 
Wed
23
Dec

City council votes to pursue officer

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
23
Dec

Motorcycle crash claims life

By Meagan Moore
 
A one vehicle crash in Lumberton on Saturday night led to the death of a Kountze man. Lumberton police officers received a call about a crash at about 6 p.m. on Hwy. 69 just south of Jordan involving a motorcycle.
 

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