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Wed
15
Jun

Demolition

Read-Turrentine Elementary will no longer be in existence after demolition began last week on the ailing school on South 7th Street in Silsbee. The demolition is a part of the construction of a new elementary. 
 
Wed
15
Jun

City council runoff on Saturday

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee City Council At-large Place 1 will be fulfilled on Saturday after a runoff election will decide if the incumbent or a new council member will fill the seat. Incumbent James Collins and candidate Gary Strahan earned the right to a runoff after the general May election.
 
Wed
15
Jun

Threat of major storms increase

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Thu
09
Jun

GALLERY: Demolition begins

By Daniel Elizondo

Crews have begun to demolish Read-Turrentine Elementary on South 7th Street.

The demolition is a part of the construction of the new elementary's phase to allow for a parking lot, student drop-off, and play area for students.

First through fifth grades will be in the new campus, projected to open in the fall.

Below is a gallery of the first stages of demolition.

Photos by Daniel Elizondo, Twitter: @dtelizondo

Wed
08
Jun

Governor adds Hardin County to disaster declaration

By Daniel Elizondo

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel said Governor Greg Abbott has included Hardin County to a proclamation declaring disaster in Hardin County.

The proclamation was amended from the previous release on June 1.

The county declared Hardin as a disaster after torrential rains caused wide-spread flooding.

Anyone affected by flooding can submit photos and contact information to Hardin County Emergency Management at disaster@co.hardin.tx.us.

Twitter: @dtelizondo

 

Wed
08
Jun

IT RAINS, IT POURS

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a declaration of disaster on Friday for Hardin County after torrential rains and thunderstorms pounded the area for much of the day. County commissioners passed the continuation of the disaster on Tuesday, extending for another 60 days.
 
Wed
08
Jun

A world of giving in Dauphin

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It wasn’t difficult for Charline Dauphin to give back to those she felt needed help. The longtime resident of Silsbee left that legacy behind on Friday. Dauphin succumbed at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness, preceded in death by her husband Sidney “Chief” Dauphin.
 
Wed
08
Jun

Waters swell on Cooks Lake Road in Lumberton

By Meagan Moore
 
There has been damage and destruction from the torrent of rains that has plagued Southeast Texas for the past few months. Hardin County has seen its fair share, and so have the people and residents who live on Cooks Lake Road.
 
Fri
03
Jun

County judge issues disaster declaration

By Daniel Elizondo

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a declaration of disaster on Friday for Hardin County after torrential rains and thunderstorms pounded the area for much of the day.

County commissioners are set to pass the continuation of the disaster on Tuesday, extending for another 60 days.

Much of the area received as much as 7 inches on Thursday, falling on an already saturated county.

Some roadways that were closed slowly started to open up on Friday morning.

Village Creek is expected to crest to 20.10 feet on Saturday for the second time in less than a week.

Earlier in the week, the Texas Department of Transportation closed FM 418 near Silsbee at Village Creek as it overflowed onto the roadway.

Thu
02
Jun

GALLERY: Flooding in Silsbee

Flood waters consumed Silsbee on Thursday, forcing road closures throughout the city and in Hardin County.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all of Thursday into Friday morning.

Silsbee ISD was forced to shutdown on Thursday, and eventually cancel the final day of classes on Friday.

Below are some snapshots from around Silsbee.

Photos by Daniel Elizondo, Twitter: @dtelizondo

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