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Thu
07
May

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting

Silsbee man questioned and detained after 24 hours.

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Kountze and Silsbee PD along with Hardin County Sheriff's office questioned and arrested a Silsbee man in the fatal shooting of James Steven Clem of Lumberton after a drug deal gone bad in Kountze on Tuesday evening.

Kountze Police Chief Brent Slaughter said witnesses and family came forward before police detained and questioned 28-year-old Terrance Williams of Silsbee at the Silsbee Police Department.

After lengthy questioning, Williams punched a brick wall at the Silsbee PD causing an injury to his hand that forced authorities in transporting him to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.

Kountze PD returned with Williams at around 1 a.m. on Thursday morning to book him into the Hardin County jail and charge him with murder.

Wed
06
May

Kountze PD seeks killer in fatal shooting

Lumberton man pronounced dead at convenience store parking lot.

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

A Lumberton man is dead following a fatal shooting that was sparked by what police say was a botched drug deal.

James Steven Clem, 27, was pronounced dead at the Shop-N-Go convenience store on Highway 69 in Kountze, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the shoulder at around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

According to Kountze Police Chief Brent Slaughter, Clem and two females, one being his common-law wife, were near a vacant home at the corner of 4th Street and Beech Street in Kountze to purchase drugs in an F-150 pickup extended cab pickup.

During the deal, one male attempted to take the money from Clem, who was driving the pickup, and fired one round of a 40 caliber pistol that struck the driver in the left shoulder, police said.

Wed
06
May

Longtime business owner succumbs

By Daniel Elizondo

Having become a business leader in Silsbee, Rowena Caraway expanded her role in the community to become civically driven. Caraway passed away onWednesday,April 29 after an illness. She was 91.

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Wed
06
May

Deaver named as Kountze HS principal

By Meagan Moore

Kountze ISD board members voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Chet Deaver as the new high school principal for the upcoming school year. Deaver has been with the district for over a decade and has no plans of leaving any time soon, as his passion is in education and teaching the future generations.

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Wed
06
May

Motorcycle rider critical after 1-vehicle crash

By Daniel Elizondo

One man was critically injured after the motorcycle he was driving went into a skid, throwing him to the pavement on Hwy. 96 near the intersection of Durdin Street in Silsbee on Saturday at around 11:15 a.m. It was the second motorcycle accident in the vicinity within a months time.

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Mon
04
May

Suspects sought in vandalism of Silsbee High School

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Silsbee police and Silsbee High School officials are investigating vandalism that occurred on school property overnight.

Silsbee High School principal Don Muckleroy said that four individuals were caught on surveillance cameras at around 12:44 a.m. on Monday, gluing exterior door locks on the high school campus.

“They used Gorilla glue on every one of the doors,” Muckleroy said. “I was there at about 6:15 a.m. spraying acetone to eat up the glue.”

Muckleroy said they are investigating the surveillance video to deterimine the individual identies.

Acetone, or nail polish remover, is often used to release the adhesives in glue.

All the doors are back in operation and classes were not affected.

Silsbee police is following up on the investigation.

Wed
29
Apr

Toddler fatally injured at home

By Daniel Elizondo
 
20-month-old child was killed Saturday after he was run over accidentally by his father in the driveway of their home. Hardin County deputies responded to a home at 7224 Collins Road in Saratoga at around 3:10 p.m. on Saturday after it was reported that there was a vehicle-pedestrian accident.
 

 

Wed
29
Apr

Sheriff warns of scams

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain is issuing a warning to citizens of Hardin County after it was found that a caller posing as a law enforcement agent is demanding payment of fines to prevent from being arrested after missing jury duty summons.
 

 

Wed
29
Apr

Justice served for Lumberton family

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The saga of Crystal Boyett that lasted over a year, came to an end on Friday after a Hardin County jury found the Kirbyville woman guilty of manslaughter causing the death of Connely Burns of Lumberton and sentenced her to 20 years in prison.
 

 

Wed
22
Apr

Trevino gets nod as HS principal

By Daniel Elizondo
 
After receiving 26 applications for the available Silsbee High School principal position, a committee formed by Silsbee Supt. Richard Bain came to an agreement on an overall favorite to take over the helm.
 

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