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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.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Beaumontman killed in Silsbee crash

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One person was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash at the corner of North 5th Street and East Avenue J at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15. According to Silsbee police, Sailendra Gandhavalla, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a utility pole.
 
Wed
22
Apr

Boyett trial underway

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Testimony began at the Hardin County courthouse over the highly anticipated trial of Crystal Boyett accused of driving recklessly and causing the deaths of a Lumberton family. A 12-person jury was selected on Monday, and District Attorney David Sheffield began submitting evidence on Tuesday in the courtroom of 356th District Judge Steve Thomas.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Electrical short to blame in fire

By Daniel Elizondo
 
No injuries were reported after flames broke out in the attic of a popular Silsbee eatery during the lunch hour on Tuesday. Silsbee Fire Department was dispatched to West Texas Style Bar-B-Que on Highway 96 bypass after patrons noticed the smell of smoke coming from the attic at around 12:20 p.m.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Murderer handed 60 years by jury

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A 12-person jury returned a guilty verdict and sentenced a 27-year-old Lumberton man after the stabbing death of Owen Goodman on Oct. 4, 2014. Cody Michael Davis showed no remorse when the guilty verdict was read in a Hardin County courthouse on April 9.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Residents state their claim

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee residents showed its stance on a low-income housing developer interested in building an 80-unit apartment complex on Texas 327 in Silsbee. standing-room only crowd at Silsbee City Hall on Monday vocalized its disapproval of Austin based Tejas Housing Group, wanting to rezone property on 327 to accommodate the proposed $13 million Mill Town Crossing complex.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Names released from fatality in Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

One person was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash at the corner of North 5th Street and East Avenue J at 1:15 a.m. this morning.

According to Silsbee police, Sailendra Gandhavalla, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a utility pole.

The passenger, Deepak Duggineni, 22, was airlifted to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis said that preliminary reports show that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on North 5th Street, and it appeared to lose control after crossing the railroad tracks.

The car skidded several yards and struck a small minivan in a parking lot of a flower shop before slamming into the utility pole.

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