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Jun

Kountze Volunteer Fire Dept Visits KPL

Members of the Kountze Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department dodged the showers on Tuesday, June 16 to give kids a chance to explore a Kountze fire truck. Captain Billy Maloncon, Lieutenants Odell Edmonds and Russell Tiedemann, and Firefighter Debra Tiedemann gave kids a close-up look at the truck's state-of-the-art accessories.

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Wed
24
Jun

No Horsing Around

Most reasons that people retire are due to reaching a certain age, wanting to travel, or just wanting to relax and live an easy life. For Jackie Ellis, that isn’t the case. Like many, Ellis is retiring from her position at the Hardin County Courthouse to pursue a hobby, but unlike some, her hobby is going to take a whole lot of hard work and dedication.

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Wed
24
Jun

Bill hangs around

Tropical StormBill hung around onWednesday even though the stormwas well into the Dallas area. Rain bands fromthe stormstretched fromthe Gulf of Mexico through Hardin County for about 12 hours causingmore flooding in the area. However, the rains didn’t keep everyone inside, even if it meant being on foot.

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Wed
24
Jun

Bee earns third in state contest

The Silsbee Bee earned a third place finish overall in Division 6 entries of the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest last weekend. The Bee was placed into Division 6 weeklies of the contest with other larger newspapers as much as double the circulation. Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post topped Silsbee for sweepstakes with 400 points while Port Aransas South Jetty finished with 375 points. Silsbee finished with a respectable 350 points.

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Wed
17
Jun

State Rep. JamesWhite to visit Silsbee

State Rep. James White will be speaking to the Southeast Texas Tea Party on Monday, June 22 at the Bible Baptist Church located at 1710 Hwy. 96 bypass in Silsbee. White will be briefing the Tea Party on the 84th Legislation session that was recently completed.

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Wed
17
Jun

Burglary suspects confess Young adults arrested after one confesses to crime in Lumberton.

Two young adults were caught stealing from a neighborhood in the early morning hours on June 9 in Lumberton. At approximately 2 a.m., a homeowner in the Stonegate subdivision looked outside after hearing a disturbance and noticed one guy walking around his vehicle and another sitting inside of it. The homeowner called 911, and when the police arrived, both of the young men took off on foot.

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Wed
17
Jun

DRUG NIGHTMARES Mind altering synthetic marijuana dangers become risk for death.

Synthetic marijuana has continually increased in creating problems for law enforcement and health issues for those who smoke it. Lumberton Police Officers have been keeping an eye out for those who decide to partake in consuming the dangerous substance and they have had several cases around December where a bad batch of the synthetic marijuana made its way around to citizens.

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Wed
17
Jun

Ohhhh, nooooo

Tropical Storm Bill left a subtle mark on Silsbee on Tuesday after outer bands from the storm reached as far as Southeast Texas. Rain and wind bursts from the storm toppled two utility poles on Texas 327, with one falling on top of a vehicle parked in the Auto Zone parking lot at around 4 p.m. The other fell in the parking lot of Pine Plaza.

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Wed
10
Jun

Overcoming the loss of a brother

Two days after her birthday on Jan. 3, 2014, Arlyssa Williams’ brother died in a car wreck. However, she has done her best to overcome her grief and graduate high school. It was really hard to cope because Arlyssa and her brother had been really close, being only 18 months apart.

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Wed
10
Jun

Trial set for woman accused in beating

Jury selection is set to begin on Monday at the Hardin County courthouse for the trial of a Silsbee woman accused of beating an elderly woman and leaving her for dead. Jessica Scates, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after authorities investigated the beating of the woman with her own cane in her own home on Rusty Eddings Road in Silsbee on Oct. 26, 2013.

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