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Wed
09
Dec

Be wary during Holiday shopping Authorities warn of scammers and fraud.

By Meagan Moore
 
With Christmas right around the corner, it means more people are spending money for gifts, decorations, and food. However, more spending comes with a price, the chance to become a victim of fraud and identity theft.
 

 

Wed
09
Dec

Suspect charged in shooting

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One person was injured after gunfire rang out in Silsbee on Tuesday evening at around 6 p.m.
 

According to Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis, a 22-year-old victim was transported from the 700 block of North 4th Street, suffering from wounds from a shotgun blast.

Davis said the victim, Johnny Ray Matlock of Silsbee, drove to North 4th Street from the 500 block of Bonner Street, where the shooting occurred.

A 24-year-old male suspect, Ross Scottie Williams, was taken in for questioning by Silsbee police, and later arrested.

However, Matlock refused to press charges.

Wed
09
Dec

Silsbee Lighted Christmas Parade

The Silsbee Lighted Christmas Parade drew more than 10,000 spectators on Saturday night as 55 participants cruised the streets of Silsbee showing off their floats. It was the 20th year for the parade that is organized and hosted by the Silsbee Fire Department.
 

 

Wed
09
Dec

Body found on SH326 ID’d Hardin County Sheriff Dept. continues investigation

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The body of a naked woman was found off of SH326 in between Kountze and Sour Lake on Sunday at around 11:30 a.m. Two hunters found the body of a 51-year-old woman who was later identified as Penny Lee Murphy of Evadale.
 
Wed
02
Dec

Low-flying planes in Silsbee aiding the forest

Many have been questioning all the low-flying planes above Silsbee, and there is a legitimate reason.

It isn’t a training exercise, nor is it preparations for an apocalypse.

According to Dale Williford of Hawthorne Airport in Hardin County, the planes were contracted by Campbell Timberland Management to fertilize forests areas the company owns.

They were granted permission to fly below the designated altitude in order to perform the fertilization.

The planes are flying from Hawthorne Airport located off of SH 327 west of Silsbee and over the city to land management areas.

Williford says the company will be flying over the area for about 3-4 more days before the fertilization is complete.

Wed
02
Dec

Around The Writer's Block

All guts and glory – How Thomas feeds a beast

A column by Daniel Elizondo, editor

Silsbee quarterback Dontre Thomas knew all too well that all the work he had put forth throughout this season was paying for itself.

Emotions ran high on Friday night after the senior assured the coaches that he could win the game by scoring on a two-point conversion to help Silsbee advance to the regional finals.

It was a gutsy call for the young man. But it was also a gutsy chance the coaches took – because they knew he could do it.

And that’s just what Thomas brings to a team that reached the regional finals for the first time since 1998.

Wed
02
Dec

TUTS features hilarious Christmas classic

Wed
02
Dec

Flood victims eligible for assistance

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
02
Dec

Fireworks season extended

By Meagan Moore
 
Hardin County commissioner’s court voted in favor of expanding fireworks season to include three more holidays. Texas Legislation had passed the law that counties could approve whether to extend firework sales to include three more holidays, two of those holidays celebrated only in Texas.
 
Wed
02
Dec

Stephens honored as Christmas parademarshall Timing is perfect as long-time tax assessor gets ready to retire

By Meagan Moore
 
The Christmas parade has been a tradition in Silsbee for a long time. It is one of the largest attractions in Silsbee that brings people from all over the surrounding area. There are so many citizens who put time and effort into the floats.
 

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