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Wed
01
Oct

Foundation threatens H-J

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has threatened the Hardin-Jefferson school district after a parent complained of religious activity being held at its campuses. Hardin-Jefferson Supertinendent Dr. Shannon Holmes was contacted by the foundation via letter that was sent on Sept. 19 by Freedom From Religion staff attorney Sam Grover.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Service complete

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Kountze Police Chief Paul Darks isn’t one to boast a lot about his work, but certain to say that he has no regrets. The veteran police officer has decided to hang up the badge forever, announcing his retirement over the summer, with his last day of duty being on Tuesday.
 

 

Wed
01
Oct

Teen killed in fatal crash on FM 418

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
A fatal crash on FM418 in Silsbee claimed the life of a 19-year-old Silsbee girl on Tuesday. According to DPS reports, a 2014 Mack truck tractor was traveling westbound on FM 418 when it struck a 2007 Saturn vehicle attempting to make a left turn into a store parking lot near FM 1122 at 2:30 p.m.
 

 

Wed
24
Sep

KEEPING UP WITH THE DEMAND

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Local petrochemical plant South Hampton has weathered many storms in its existence in Silsbee, and today, the company continues to reap the benefits of the industry. While shale formations in Texas begin production of natural gas, the benefits move to the area, increasing demand for more products.

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Wed
24
Sep

County budget gets approval despite cuts

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
Commissioners finalized several amendment items and voted unanimously to approve of its 2014-15 fiscal year budget. After several cuts in numerous areas that included road and bridge, and the sheriff’s department, commissioners approved of a $19,885,439.45 budget.

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Wed
24
Sep

Conservative approach proves savvy

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
The City of Lumberton remains destined to keep its citizens free of paying property taxes after a balanced budget was successfully passed once again. Lumberton officials were pleased with the numbers and came up with an increased budget of $4,053,000 for fiscal year 2014-15, which is a $261,000 increase from the last fiscal year.

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Wed
17
Sep

Judge says no to bond

The first suspect accused of armed robbery of a fast-food restaurant in Lumberton, pled guilty in front of 356th District Judge Steve Thomas on Monday. Tyler D’Sean LeBlanc, 24, pled guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of evading arrest in the robbery of Little Caeasars pizza on Nov. 21, 2013. LeBlanc was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury in August on the crimes 
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

ONTHIN ICE

A 1991 Cadillac and a cargo truck, owned by Read Ice Company, collided on the Old Evadale Highway just east of Silsbee on Monday morning. Both vehicles were east bound when the car, driven by Kenneth Wentworth, stalled as it was attempting to turn left. The truck driver attempted to pass but failed to pass safely. The truck collided with the car and eventually turned on its side on top of the car which spun around and stopped facing west
 

 

Wed
17
Sep

Ground breaking ceremony in the works

Work has already started on the new elementary school that will house grades 1-5 when completed, but the official ground breaking will take place on September 29, at 5:30 pm. All community members, parents, students and staff are invited to attend the ceremony marking the beginning of the actual construction phase. The event will take place at the construction site between Read-Turrentine Elementary and Laura Reeves Elementary.
 

 

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