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Wed
13
Jan

Fire

There were no injuries from a fire early Sunday morning in Silsbee that destroyed a home on East Avenue G near Red Cut Drive. Silsbee Fire Department received the call around 4 a.m. of the structure fully engulfed. According to Silsbee police, the house was condemned, however it was known to be a house used for illegal drug activity. There was no word on what caused the fire.
 

 

Wed
13
Jan

Woman found murdered

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
13
Jan

In GodWeTrust

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel unveiled the “In God We Trust” sign erected in the courtroom of county commissioners on Monday. Commissioners, “Nubbin” Cooper, Chris Kirkendall, Judge McDaniel, Ken Pelt, Alvin Roberts, and Angela Gore, stand up for the presentation. Commissioners voted on the new signage in 2015.

 

 

Sun
10
Jan

Woman found murdered north of Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo

One woman was found murdered on Sunday morning north of Silsbee, Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain said.

Authorities were called to a double-wide home on FM 92 near and across from Old Arco Road after a 44-year-old woman was found fatally wounded around 9:58 a.m.

According to Sheriff Cain, the woman was identified as Wendi Wanell Warner.

A male was taken into custody and currently being questioned by authorities. There was no word on the motive.

Cain said Warner was found with wounds that appeared to have been caused by a knife.

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Fri
08
Jan

Lumberton Chamber celebrating 40 years

The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 40 years with the unveiling of a plaque at the chamber office on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted to install a bronze plaque honoring and recognizing the nine men who had the vision and commitment to form a chamber of commerce.

The plaque will be unveiled on Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m., which will serve as a lasting tribute to these men.

Norman Bell Jr, W.W. “Butch Cummings, Dr. Thomas Daniels, David Davidson, James W. Long, Dallas Miller, George Talbert, Tom C. Travis and Paul M. Trest are credited for their dedication to the small community of Lumberton to help it become one of the fastest growing cities in Hardin County.

Thu
07
Jan

County commissioners table talks on open carry

Courthouse officials under scrutiny after AG files opinions on legal issues pertaining to penal code postings violating rights

By Daniel Elizondo

County commissioners are weighing in on banning licensed individuals from carrying guns at the Hardin County Courthouse, but legal issues are causing a stir.

Before commissioners could reach a decision at a called meeting on Wednesday, the issue was tabled while officials iron out legalities in what has become a muddy mess.

One open carry activist addressed commissioners on Wednesday at the Hardin County courthouse and threatened a complaint to the state’s attorney general office that the county was breaking the law by posting penal code 30.06 at the main entrances of the courthouse.

Wed
06
Jan

Morning fire destroys home

A mobile home fire totally destroyed a residence owned by Lloyd Tidwell at 7229 Williamson on Tuesday. The fire department received the call at 9:23 a.m. and when they arrived, the home was fully engulfed.
 

 

Wed
06
Jan

Disgusted at the law

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A lesson apparently wasn’t learned by a Kountze man after being sentenced to 22 years in prison for striking a police officer and evading arrest. Frank Banks, 38, was indicted in December for striking another peace officer, this time in the Hardin County jail.
 
Wed
06
Jan

Three campuses graded as troubled

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Three Kountze campuses didn’t get so good news as it enters the spring semester of 2016. The Texas Education Agency recently released its Public Education Grant (PEG) list of Texas schools that are performing less than par.
 
Wed
06
Jan

Traffic stop yields dope, loot, guns

By Daniel Elizondo
 

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