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Wed
04
Feb

Four children killed in mobile home fire

By Daniel Elizondo

Four children ranging in ages 4-8 were killed as a result of a mobile home fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Spurger.

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a mobile home fire at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday on County Road 4547 in Spurger.

The caller told Tyler County dispatch that there were children in the trailer at the time of the fire, but that some of the occupants had escaped.

When firefighters arrived, they found four children in the burning home deceased.

The mother and father escaped with their 2-year-old and 5-month-old baby.

The mother and two children were transported to Tyler County Hospital. The mother suffered minor burns and the two children suffered smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire continues to be investigated by state fire marshals.

Wed
04
Feb

K2: DANGEROUS DILEMMA

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A serious drug epidemic is growing on the streets and reaching the smallest of towns like Silsbee and in Southeast Texas. Drug users, addicts, and dealers continue to help spur the rapid growth of one of the world's most dangerous street drugs – synthetic cannabinoid.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Officer takes one on the chin

By Meagan Moore
 
What might have been an arrest for public intoxication, ended in being charged with assaulting a public servant for a 24-year-old from Vinton, LA. On Jan. 27 at about 8 p.m., dispatch received a call about a possible intoxicated driver in Lumberton.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

CHANGES IN STORE

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One of the oldest buildings in Silsbee will have new ownership this week, and the investment group purchasing the property is already in discussions for future plans in an effort to help restore downtown.
 

 

Fri
30
Jan

Rain returns in forecast

Rain is expected to return on Saturday as temperatures rise slightly into the weekend.

Forecasters are predicting a 50 percent chance of rain coverage over the Hardin County area with a low of 52 overnight on Saturday through Sunday. Temps are expected to stay steady in the 50s throughout Saturday.

Temps are also expect to rise early on Sunday, possibly reaching 60 as rain fall amounts increase to a 70 percent chance.

According to the National Weather Service, an inch of rain is expected in the region.

In the evening hours of Sunday, rain chances decrease to 40 percent while temps drop into the 40s.

The start of the week will clear, but rain is expected to return by the middle of next week.

Wed
28
Jan

Silsbee Chamber Banquet primed for Feb. 26

By Daniel Elizondo

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce has penciled in its annual Chamber Banquet to be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Silsbee High School.

This year, the banquet will feature guest speaker Joe V Tortorice, Jr., founder of Jason's Deli restaurant in Beaumont.

Tortorice opened the first Jason's Deli in 1976 and today, the chain has swelled to 253 locations in 29 states.

The banquet will also feature several awards this year, including Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Teacher of the Year and First Responder of the Year.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 each and can be purchased at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce office, located at 545 North 5th Street, or call 409-385-5562.

Wed
28
Jan

MeadWestvaco merger creates giant

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Packaging leaders Mead- Westvaco (MWV) and Rock-Tenn agreed to merge on Monday, creating a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging company now worth $16 billion.
 

 

Wed
28
Jan

Foul play ruled out in shooting

A40-year-old Lumberton woman was found with a gunshot wound after Hardin County Sheriff’s authorities were dispatched to a home located at 5525 West Chase Loop on Friday.

 

Wed
28
Jan

THE COTTAGE

By Meagan Moore and Danny Reneau
 
The Cottage is decadent of an era in Silsbee when liquor stores, beer joints and dance halls were all clustered on the Old Evadale Highway. Jasper County, in those days, was a dry county, and the local hot spots of Silsbee were situated as people crossed the river, and entered Hardin County.
 

 

Wed
21
Jan

Six rescued from Village Creek

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Six Houston residents were rescued from Village Creek after two canoes they were riding in, tipped over on Saturday. According to Silsbee Asst. Fire Chief Jay Hinkie, the six, who he says are in their 20s, were taking two canoes on the creek for the first time beginning at the Texas 327 bridge in Silsbee.

 

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