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Wed
04
Mar

Robbery suspect on the loose

By Meagan Moore, reporter

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white male suspect about 27 years of age after a robbery Monday afternoon.

At about 1:50 p.m., a man, later identified as Bryant Burrell II, went into Short Stop Grocery on Hwy. 96 bypass to buy gas.

After filling up his vehicle, Burrell went back inside the store and pulled out what was believed to be a gun at the time, authorities said.

Burrell allegedly stole approximately $200-$300 from the cashier's drawer, along with some lottery tickets and cigarettes.

As Burrell was leaving, the clerk on duty was able to write down the license plate number and the description of vehicle, authorities said.

The vehicle, a Blue Dodge Durango, as well as its driver, was recognized for previous involvement in other crimes.

Wed
04
Mar

Linney at home with Kountze PD

By Meagan Moore
In a mostly male profession, Officer Kiera Linney of the Kountze Police Department is loving her job, and has no plans of leaving anytime soon. Linney is one of the only two female officers in Hardin County, the other being with the Sour Lake Police Department. June of this year will mark one year for Linney as an officer of Kountze PD. Previous to her position in Kountze, Linney had been a stay at home mom for six years.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Silsbee businesses honored Thursday

By Daniel Elizondo
Silsbee businesses and citizens were honored at the annual Silsbee Chamber of Commerce banquet held on Thursday at Silsbee High School. Joe V. Tortorice Jr., founder and owner of the sandwich chain, Jason’s Deli based out of Beaumont, was the guest speaker for the evening.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Downtown renovations

By Daniel Elizondo
Aproperty management company owned by Steven and Brandi McBride, has begun tearing down a building purchased on the corner ofAvenue H and Fifth Street in Silsbee. Brooke Management LLC purchased the 6,300 square foot property, and also received a license to encroach after a survey revealed that the back portion of the property was one foot over the city’s easement. “It’s taking a lot of time going through all the red tape,” StevenMcBride said. “We do have a tentative completion date, but it all depends on how quickly we get things done.”
 
Wed
25
Feb

Silsbee Chamber Banquet Thursday night

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual banquet on Thursday at Silsbee High School with a “Roaring ‘20s” styled theme.

The banquet features the chamber honoring Citizen of the Year, Charles Tarver; Business of the Year, Southern Nurseries; Emergency Responder of the Year, Sergeant Anthony Flower of the Hardin County Sheriff’s office; and Teacher of the Year, Gayle McGallion of Laura Reeves Elementary.

Guest speaker for the evening will be Joe V. Tortorice, Jr., Founder and President of Jason's Deli restaurants.

Tortorice opened the first Jason's Deli restaurant in Beaumont in 1976. A true family business, his family worked lunches, nights and weekends to develop the business into a successful venture.

Today Jason’s Deli has 253 locations in 29 states and employs over 10,000 people 

Tortorice has a Masters of Business Administration from Lamar University and a Bachelors of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Wed
25
Feb

County annex funding options limited

Commissioners are moving forward in making sure a new building is constructed for the county’s annex unit. On Monday, the push for more land was made available to purchase, and property owned by Martha Richardson
near the courthouse square, could soon be owned by the county.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Drivers escape serious injury

Two people were injured as a result of a crash on FM 92 north of Silsbee near Cansler Road on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Affordable housing group gets OK

An affordable housing group presented its proposal to Silsbee City Council on Monday, and members approved to move forward to begin the process. Tejas Housing Group of Austin, presented its plan to build affordable housing on 12 acres located on Texas 327 East.
 
Sun
22
Feb

Freezing rain in forecast for the area

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has advised of the threat of freezing rain that is forecast to reach as far south as Jefferson County.

At 10 a.m., the NWS posted a winter advisory warning of two rounds of freezing rain.

According to the warning, the first round will occur late tonight, after midnight in central Louisiana. Less than 1/10 of an inch of ice is expected, but elevated roads and bridges will ice up and cause hazardous driving conditions late tonight into Monday.

The second round of freezing rain will occur Monday evening into Tuesday morning. The freezing rain will extend as far south as the I-10 corridor from Beaumont to Lake Charles and Lafayette, and could extend a little further south towards the coast.

Wed
18
Feb

GALLERY: Silsbee vs. Hardin-Jefferson basketball

Images from Silsbee and Hardin-Jefferson game on Friday, Feb. 13

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