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Mon
05
Dec

Run, Run Rudolph goes on in the rain

It was cold and rainy, but that didn't scare off runners for the first annual Run, Run Rudolph 5K on Saturday in Silsbee.

Christmas in the Big Thicket was cancelled subsequently for the day, but several of the 110 runners registered for Saturday's run gave it a go despite the uncomfortable weather, albeit with layers of clothing and rain gear.

The run was hosted by the Silsbee Public Library and several volunteers.

Fri
02
Dec

Heavy rains expected over the weekend

By Daniel Elizondo

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting heavy rains over the course of the weekend, ending on Monday.

According to the NWS, as much as 3-5 inches of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible.

Spots with the heaviest rains may see street flooding.

Winds are also expected to pick up on Saturday and Sunday with gusts up to 20-30 mph both days.

Before the rains end, the NWS said the potential for a severe storm is possible on Monday.

The NWS is asking for citizens to be alert of flash flooding.

Twitter: @dtelizondo

Fri
02
Dec

Hardin County Health Inspections for November

• Brookshire Brothers Tobacco Barn – 285 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Brookshire Brothers – 285 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Little Hawks ECD – 7694 Hwy 105, Sour Lake - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Gunslingers Grill – 8364 Ponderosa Dr., Silsbee - all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100

• Shell Fast Lane #1 – 901 N. Main, Lumberton – Dirty towels laying around and under beverage area, no thermometer in pre-packaged food cooler, hand washing sink not labeled, no food handler certificates, had drink cups sitting on towels – earned a score of 89

• Magical Yogurt – 141 NLHS Dr., Lumberton – boxes on the ground in dry storage, need to be 6” off the ground, missing test strips for sanitizer, very clean front and back – earned a score of 97

Wed
30
Nov

Crews installed new Christmas decor throughout the city streets last week.

Crews installed new Christmas decor throughout the city streets last week. Preparations are underway for the annual Christmas in the Big Thicket, set to kick off on Saturday. The day ends with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade through Silsbee.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Lighted Christmas parade could face change

Christmas in Big Thicket festival will continue Saturday as scheduled, rain or shine
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Silsbee Lighted Christmas parade may experience a change in plans if weather forecasters are correct in recent predictions.
 
As of Monday, an 80 percent chance of rain has been forecasted for Saturday, Dec. 3 and into Sunday morning.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Texas elector resigns from position

Hardin County Republican delegate Janis Holt being considered to fill vacancy
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Republican Women’s President and Republican delegate Janis Holt is willing to step in to fill the position as an elector after the shocking resignation of Art Sisneros.
 
Wed
30
Nov

Crash claims elderly woman’s life

Five others transported to hospital for minor injuries
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
An elderly woman was fatally injured as a result of a crash on US 96 bypass at the intersection of Cooks Road in Silsbee on Thanksgiving Day.
 
Silsbee police reported that Thyra Hicks, 88, of Silsbee, was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Hospital following the crash that occurred at 3:58 p.m. on Thursday on the bypass. 
 
Wed
30
Nov

City-wide garbage pickup changes hands

Waste fees remain same within city limits of Silsbee
 
By Daniel Elizondo
 
A new contract was signed for garbage pickup in the city limits of Silsbee.
 
Piney Woods Sanitation will take over the service beginning December 1.
 
Wed
23
Nov

Silsbee EDC approves grant requests

By Daniel Elizondo

Silsbee Economic Development approved of two grants on Friday in a special called meeting to aid two businesses in Silsbee. Furnish It furniture store, located in Lumberton, was approved for a $100,000 grant by EDC board members, allowing the business to open future retail space in Silsbee. Furnish It recently purchased a 36,000 square foot building located at the corner of FM 92 and FM 418, currently used as storage for its products.

 

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Wed
23
Nov

Missing elderly man found in creek bed

By Daniel Elizondo

A missing Hardin County elderly man was found around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday next to a vehicle he was driving that was submerged in a creek. According to authorities on the scene, a Silver Alert was submitted on the man identified as 76- year-old David Lee Humphrey around 1:30 a.m. in Silsbee. His wife, Karen Humphrey, found him stuck in mud next to a 2005 Ford Mustang that drove off of Cooks Lake Road and down into a ravine in a creek.

 

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