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Wed
11
May

Sheriff runoff about to get real

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Fri
06
May

Don't forget it is election Saturday

 

Contested races in Silsbee city council and school board

 

By Daniel Elizondo

Three candidates are vying for At-Large Place 1 city council position in Silsbee, while the school board will have two new trustees in place after Saturday.

In Lumberton, two positions face opposition for city council seats.

Below are the candidates in Hardin County:

 

SILSBEE CTY COUNCIL

At-Large Place 1

• James Collins (incumbent)

• Chris Smith, Silsbee businessman

• Gary Strahan, Silsbee businessman and homebuilder

 

District A

• Sue Bard (incumbent, unopposed)

 

Thu
05
May

UPDATE: One airlifted after rollover

By Daniel Elizondo

A 31-year-old Kirbyville woman was injured in a rollover on US 96 bypass south of Silsbee at 3:25 p.m.

Jennifer Bland suffered serious injuries as a result of the rollover while driving a Jeep Wrangler.

According to DPS reports, the Jeep went off the roadway while traveling in the northbound lanes of US 96. Bland overcorrected and the vehicle rolled, police said.

Bland was airlifted to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont with serious injuries. However, DPS troopers said she was alert and conscious.

The crash remains under investigation.

Wed
04
May

Commissioners vote to pursue option as well as for county to pay balance out of reserves

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners voted to pursue a certificate of obligation as opposed to a general bond to help finance the building of a new facility for its annex. Commissioners met at a special called meeting on Monday to discuss options on how to pursue the construction of the building.
Wed
04
May

Relay For Life

Kadi Feemster gets emotional while she hugs a friend and holds the hand of her father and Caregiver, John Griffin on Friday during the SurvivorWalk at the Hardin / So. Jasper Relay For Life held at Edwards Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School on Friday
 

 

Wed
04
May

Stanley named Firefighter of the Year

Veteran Silsbee firefighter Dugan Stanley was named as the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department’s Firefighter of the Year announced on April 9 during its annual banquet. Stanley was also recognized with 20 years of service to Silsbee fire department.

 

Wed
27
Apr

Home invasion terrifies trio in Kountze

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
27
Apr

Crash Bang

Roshunda Elam, 43 of Silsbee, was driving east bound on FM 327 when a dog ran in front of her vehicle on Sunday morning at approximately 9:50 am. Elam allegedly lost control of her vehicle, which struck a mail box on the west bound side of the road, hit a culvert and went airborne before striking a fireworks stand owned by Megan McKinney of Silsbee.
 
Wed
27
Apr

Relay For Life

Nancy Neel and ConnieWinger presented a resolution to Hardin County Commissioners on Monday deeming the week of April 25 as Relay For Life week in the county. Hardin County JudgeWayne McDaniel and commissioners approved of the resolution.
 
Wed
20
Apr

Health Inspections – April 2016

Hardin County Sanitation Inspector Marian Kellum submitted the April report of health inspection scores throughout the county.

Tejas #5 located at 3322 FM 92 in Silsbee received a score of 90. Grates on the fryer needed to be cleaned, and a thermometer for milk cooler was needed. 

Silsbee Shell PFI located at 18-3211 FM 92 North in Silsbee received a score of 94. There was slime on the ice machine, and reach-in-cooler needed a thermometer.

Sonic Drive Inn located at 860 Hwy. 96 South in Silsbee received a score of 94. The fryer needed to be cleaned, and the floors needed more cleaning. 

Shop-N-Go located at 315 Pine St. in Kountze received a score of 97. There was slime on the ice machine. 

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