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Wed
03
Sep

City officials balance FY budget

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The City of Silsbee balanced its budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2014 and ending on Sept. 30, 2015. For weeks, city councilpersons and city officials have been discussing items in workshops to balance the budget. The first item to pass was the tax rate of the city, which remained the same at .39¢.
 
Wed
27
Aug

A VIABLE CONTRIBUTOR

By Danny Reneau
 
While the community is somewhat excited about the possibilities of a pellet facility being located in Silsbee on the grounds of the old LP Plant, officials at the MeadWestvaco plant in Evadale have voiced some concerns about the project. The Evadale mill has a huge impact on the Southeast Texas area.
 
Wed
27
Aug

Boyett facing 20 years

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Crystal Lummus Boyett was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury on manslaughter charges stemming from a fatal car crash in Lumberton on Feb. 3 she is accused of causing. Hardin County District Attorney David Sheffield also added a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon prior to the indictment on Thursday, Aug. 21.
 
Wed
27
Aug

Council agrees to aid in FEMA dome cost

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Interior work on the FEMA dome at Lumberton High School is underway, but funds are slowly being reimbursed by the federal government, forcing the school to seek monies to complete the project accordingly, school officials said. Lumberton ISD approached the Lumberton Industrial Development Corporation for a loan of $294,867.08 to aid in the interior work that is underway.
 
Wed
27
Aug

PD safe

By Meagan Moore
 
Kountze City Council held a meeting on August at 6:30 p.m. to discuss several topics, including what action to take on the future of the Kountze Police Department. City Manager Rod Hutto was the first to speak on behalf of Kountze P.D.
 
Wed
20
Aug

BY THE GRACE OF GOD

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A devastating fire to a family home can cause heartache among any family. Adam andAmanda Jeffcoat of Silsbee never thought that such a thing could happen to them. But a dreadful day on July 23, Adam recalls receiving bad news. “I was working in Beaumont when my wife called,” Adam recalls. “All I was concerned about was that everyone was safe.”

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Wed
20
Aug

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Wed
20
Aug

Crime Stoppers gives back

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Crime Stoppers shared the wealth of its endeavors, offering tourniquets to area law enforcement agencies in Hardin and Jefferson counties. In a press conference in Lumberton last week, Crime Stoppers Chairman RoyWest, acknowledged a $10,000 gift from Universal Coin and Bullion that went towards its Tourniquet Project.Mike Fulgenz, president of Universal Coin presented the check.

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Wed
20
Aug

City gets approval on road projects

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Three roads were approved for street rehabilitation within the city limits of Silsbee. Though four were initially needed for the first round of rehabilitation, funds may not be able to complete all four, now only three being considered for now.

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Wed
13
Aug

Two injured in Friday afternoon crash

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Two people were transported to hospitals on Friday after a crash involving three vehicles on FM 92 near Dragon, Inc. in Silsbee at around 4:30 p.m. John Lamey, 30, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet pickup traveling north on FM92 in the right lane when attempting to pass a 2014 Chevrolet pickup traveling in the left lane.
 

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