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Wed
03
Jun

Hardin County better prepared as hurricane season begins

By Daniel Elizondo

Wed
03
Jun

Park gets OK for dedication monument

By Meagan Moore
reporter@silsbeebee.com History is an important key part of any small town, Kountze is no exception. Changes for the North Kountze Park are underway, a project that has been in themaking for the past several years. It was decided that thereshould be a monument of some sort to be placed there in recognition for the old George Washington Carver School. The idea for the monument came about several years ago, but it took a while to put into motion. “Over the years, we’ve always thought about doing something out there, even back in 2008 before the park was built,” said ex-student, arl Matthews.

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Wed
03
Jun

Broken but not destroyed

Silsbee experienced a devastating hurricane on Sept. 24, 2005, after Rita left an ugly mark. However the community banded together and rebuilt what had been broken. Today, Hardin ounty officials are even more alert and ready.

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Wed
27
May

Silsbee graduation venue changes

Silsbee graduations for high school seniors and Kirby Elementary kindergarten students will have a change of venue.

Due to the recent rains and saturated grounds, Silsbee ISD officials confirmed the change on Wednesday.

Both Silsbee HS and kindergarten students will graduate at the Silsbee High School auditorium.

Kirby Elementary kindergarten students will graduate on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and high school seniors will graduate on Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, LA says Southeast Texas has accumulated a record 30.89 inches of rain since January, and Hardin County saw over three inches fall on Memorial Day.

Meteorologists at the NWS is predicting as much as a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms over the course of the next few days through Sunday.

The venue changes forces limited seating for family and friends.

Wed
27
May

Machete wieldingman indicted

A Silsbee man was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury following three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against him. Audel Valencia, 65, was arrested on March 5 after an employee with
North Hardin County Water (NHCW) claimed the man had threatened him and two other individuals with a machete after he allegedly had attempted to run over one of them with a vehicle..

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Wed
27
May

Experts say El Niño to blame

Recent weather has everyone locked in their homes and on the watch for tornados. Southeast Texas has been experiencing excess amounts of rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and even hail. Areas in other parts of Texas have had tornado devastation and flash floods.

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Wed
27
May

Slick Roads

A woman was shaken up after the vehicle she was driving veered off of Lee Miller Road in Silsbee and careened over a man-hole and into a water-soaked ditch during a downpour on Thursday at around 2:30
p.m. Recent rains have been wreaking havoc on drivers

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Wed
20
May

SWAT team forming

Special response teams aren’t readily available when the time comes in rural communities such as Hardin County. However, law enforcement officials have come together to change that, in an effort to protect all the citizens of the county.

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Wed
20
May

Four people injured in Silsbee crash

Four people were transported to the hospital in Beaumont including one that was in serious condition after a crash on FM 92 and FM418 in Silsbee on Thursday at 5:40 p.m. According to Silsbee police, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on FM 92 and struck a 2005 GMC pickup stopped at the left turn lane intersection of FM 418.

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Wed
20
May

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Billy Slaydon has seen his fair share of ups and downs in his hometown of Silsbee, especially as the chief of the fire department. He has spent the majority of his life as a fire fighter because it seemed like the best way to help the community.

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