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Wed
23
Jul

Construction Begins

Crews begin clearing the land near Laura Reeves Elementary in Silsbee, in preparation for rerouting a drainage ditch that will be undergound. McInnis Construction from Silsbee was award the bid project, now underway.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Investigation leads to arrest of Kountze city councilman

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Kountze councilman Ira Braneff was arrested on Sunday morning after admitting to Texas Rangers that he pocketed several thousand dollars from a graveside monument transaction that was never fulfilled. Braneff is the owner of Big ThicketMemorials and also a former funeral director with Broussard’s Funeral Home in Kountze.
 
Wed
16
Jul

CRUSH

Tony’s Food Mart at the corner of Business 96 and Durdin Drive in Silsbee, was leveled on Tuesday. The convenience store will be rebuilt as a Valero. No word on when the completion will be.
 
Wed
16
Jul

MASS REUNION

The alumni of Waldo Matthews, Frazier and Robinson schools in Silsbee are planning a "Mass Reunion". The event has been in the planning stage for many months and now it is only days away. Registrations indicate that over 400 exes will descent upon the town where they attended one of the three schools.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Lumberton pharmacy asks for alcohol variance

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A local pharmacy in Lumberton has asked for a variance to sell alcohol despite being under a 300- foot distance to a nearby school. Apublic hearing was held before the proposed vote on Monday evening, but no opposition was heard on the matter. CVS Pharmacy on
 
Wed
09
Jul

SHS principal to leave for position in Corsicana

Eldon Franco, the principal of Silsbee High School for the past four years tendered his resignation Monday to accept a position as principal of Corsicana High School. Franco stated that the move will be to a larger school in a AAAAA district. Corsicana has over 1600 students and 130 staff members. Silsbee High School has approximately 791 students and 59 teachers.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Beat the Heat

It ismid July and citizens are looking for ways to beat the heat. This mother and daughters took to the lazy river at Paradise Park for some relief from the summer sun.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Leak Sealers arm Lumberton Police with nine AR-15 Rifles

Chief Danny Sullins and officers with the Lumberton Police Department were once again surprised by the generosity of a local business. Representatives from Leak Sealers, Inc., a powerful ally of the depatment met with Sullins onWednesday, June 4, to present him with nine AR- 15 rifles.
 
Wed
09
Jul

KISD to lose superintendent and business manager

Reese Briggs tendered his resignation as superintendent of schools in Kountze this week to accept a similar position with Hemphill ISD. Briggs stated that he was not looking for a new position but one of his long term goals had been to retire in the Hemphill area. He has a lake home there that he purchased from his family after the death of his father. He has a brother in the area and his mother is in a rest home there.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Happy Fourth

The Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department once again hosted the annual Silsbee Fourth of July Fireworks show on Saturday. Texas Outlaw Fireworks owner Steve Houser donated the fireworks for the show.
 

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