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Wed
27
May

Experts say El Niño to blame

Recent weather has everyone locked in their homes and on the watch for tornados. Southeast Texas has been experiencing excess amounts of rainfall, severe thunderstorms, and even hail. Areas in other parts of Texas have had tornado devastation and flash floods.

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Wed
27
May

Slick Roads

A woman was shaken up after the vehicle she was driving veered off of Lee Miller Road in Silsbee and careened over a man-hole and into a water-soaked ditch during a downpour on Thursday at around 2:30
p.m. Recent rains have been wreaking havoc on drivers

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Wed
20
May

SWAT team forming

Special response teams aren’t readily available when the time comes in rural communities such as Hardin County. However, law enforcement officials have come together to change that, in an effort to protect all the citizens of the county.

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Wed
20
May

Four people injured in Silsbee crash

Four people were transported to the hospital in Beaumont including one that was in serious condition after a crash on FM 92 and FM418 in Silsbee on Thursday at 5:40 p.m. According to Silsbee police, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on FM 92 and struck a 2005 GMC pickup stopped at the left turn lane intersection of FM 418.

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Wed
20
May

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

Billy Slaydon has seen his fair share of ups and downs in his hometown of Silsbee, especially as the chief of the fire department. He has spent the majority of his life as a fire fighter because it seemed like the best way to help the community.

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Fri
15
May

Authorities investigating allegations of stolen vehicle from Thursday crash in Silsbee

Four people transported with injuries after crash involving four vehicles

By Daniel Elizondo

Four people were transported to the hospital in Beaumont including one that was in serious condition after a crash on FM 92 and FM 418 in Silsbee on Thursday at 5:40 p.m. that involved four vehicles.

According to Silsbee police, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling south on FM 92 and struck a 2005 GMC pickup stopped at the left turn lane intersection of FM 418.

The impact caused a chain reaction that forced the pickup to hit a 2015 Nissan Frontier. The Nissan then struck a 2005 Ford F-250 hauling a 1995 livestock trailer, police said.

Hardin County sheriff’s department is investigating allegations that the Tahoe was stolen.

Wed
13
May

County weighs option on bond election

By Daniel Elizondo
Funding for the construction of a new Hardin County annex building took a swift turn after officials learned that the county may not be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development it applied for in
February.

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Wed
13
May

Kennedy home selected at Yard of the Month

The Silsbee Garden Club has selected the home of Carol and Edward Kennedy at 112 Willow Bend as the "Yard of the Month" for May. It is certainly true that "April showers bring May flowers." It also brings hearty vegetables, healthy trees, and green grass.

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Wed
13
May

Getting “Buzzy” with final touches

By Daniel Elizondo
A state-of-the-art convenience store will be openings its doors soon on the south end of Silsbee. Buzzy Bee has been under construction for nearly a year, and the projected opening day is next week, said owner Rafiq Momin.
“We’ve had a lot of rain that has pushed us back,” Momin said. “Hopefully we will be ready for next week. Everyone is scrambling to get little things done.”

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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.

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