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16
Apr

Transgender teacher faces suspension

By AndreaWhitney
 
The suspension of a Lumberton Independent School District Intermediate substitute teacher has thrown the district into a firestorm of controversy, and sparked an outcry fromboth parents and community members on the sensitive issue of gender identity. Laura Jane Klug, a 52-year old transgender Lumberton resident, and substitute teacher, was teaching a fifth grade class at the Lumberton Intermediate School when she was asked to report to the office for a meeting.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Happy Easter

Ethan Ryder Lisenby holds a rather intense conversation with none other than the Easter Bunny himself. The Easter Bunny was present at the Silsbee Walmart this past Saturday to take wishes from all the kids.
 
Wed
16
Apr

Tax abatement policy under discussion

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners are preparing for a new revision to the tax abatement policy, and works are underway with a formed committee. The county is preparing for the future while companies are eyeing Hardin County in potential moves.
 
Wed
09
Apr

SPRAWLING ON THE FRINGES OF THE CITY SUBDIVISIONS

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Many locals that have lived in Hardin County for years have seen one town grow from a one stop light community to the fastest growing town in Southeast Texas. Lumberton has been on the rise in the last 10 years and the rate of growth doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. While people are choosing
 
Wed
09
Apr

ANGELS THAT CARE

By Daniel Elizondo
 
FayeAlston has had a heart for children all of her life. Providing for the Children's Miracle Network has been a testament for that desire to help. In 1999, Alston soon realized that everyday humans may need help in sudden, unfortunate circumstances. On Aug. 25, 1999, the day became a tragic reminder that started her quest to help children as much as she could.
 
Wed
09
Apr

No Fear Davis

By AndreaWhitney
 
Deputy Kendra Davis pulls into a domestic disturbance call.As most seasoned law officers know, this type of call can tun dangerous within seconds. With other units on the way, it is up to Davis to control the current situation until backup arrives. Adrenalin, nerves, and a slightly upset stomach accompany the successful deputy as minutes seem like an eternity waiting on backup.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Faces of the Forgotten

By AndreaWhitney
 
While researching the Glidden Family, a young family buried beneath years of mother's nature's wrath at the Kirby Cemetery, formerly known as the Peaceful Rest Cemetery, much more has been discovered, and many have come forward to offer pieces to this immense puzzle.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Lumberton MUD officially opens new facility

By AndreaWhitney
 
Employees of the Lumberton Municipal Utility District are enjoying their new digs as they open for their first day of official business at their new and high-tech facility. The new building is located on FM 421 and is officially open for business. Customers will find a completely self contained facility with all offices and departments located within the facility.
 
Wed
02
Apr

SEALING THE ENVELOPE

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One mail sorting area for postal carriers at the Silsbee postal office seemed empty with no activity last week. But as carriers scurried with rolling bins and mail throughout the back warehouse of the post office in the morning, there stood a small woman, as she gazed at the empty space.
 
Wed
02
Apr

Enthusiast honoring the fallen

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Richard Tomlinson of Silsbee knows how much bike safety is important in terms of traveling down busy streets, roads or highways. Most aren't aware of the rules for bikers to maintain their right to the road. Tomlinson joined a team in Houston called Houston Ghost Bike to help spread the word of safety.
 

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