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Thu
09
Jun

GALLERY: Demolition begins

By Daniel Elizondo

Crews have begun to demolish Read-Turrentine Elementary on South 7th Street.

The demolition is a part of the construction of the new elementary's phase to allow for a parking lot, student drop-off, and play area for students.

First through fifth grades will be in the new campus, projected to open in the fall.

Below is a gallery of the first stages of demolition.

Photos by Daniel Elizondo, Twitter: @dtelizondo

Wed
08
Jun

Governor adds Hardin County to disaster declaration

By Daniel Elizondo

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel said Governor Greg Abbott has included Hardin County to a proclamation declaring disaster in Hardin County.

The proclamation was amended from the previous release on June 1.

The county declared Hardin as a disaster after torrential rains caused wide-spread flooding.

Anyone affected by flooding can submit photos and contact information to Hardin County Emergency Management at disaster@co.hardin.tx.us.

Twitter: @dtelizondo

 

Wed
08
Jun

IT RAINS, IT POURS

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a declaration of disaster on Friday for Hardin County after torrential rains and thunderstorms pounded the area for much of the day. County commissioners passed the continuation of the disaster on Tuesday, extending for another 60 days.
 
Wed
08
Jun

A world of giving in Dauphin

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It wasn’t difficult for Charline Dauphin to give back to those she felt needed help. The longtime resident of Silsbee left that legacy behind on Friday. Dauphin succumbed at the age of 86 after a lengthy illness, preceded in death by her husband Sidney “Chief” Dauphin.
 
Wed
08
Jun

Waters swell on Cooks Lake Road in Lumberton

By Meagan Moore
 
There has been damage and destruction from the torrent of rains that has plagued Southeast Texas for the past few months. Hardin County has seen its fair share, and so have the people and residents who live on Cooks Lake Road.
 
Fri
03
Jun

County judge issues disaster declaration

By Daniel Elizondo

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a declaration of disaster on Friday for Hardin County after torrential rains and thunderstorms pounded the area for much of the day.

County commissioners are set to pass the continuation of the disaster on Tuesday, extending for another 60 days.

Much of the area received as much as 7 inches on Thursday, falling on an already saturated county.

Some roadways that were closed slowly started to open up on Friday morning.

Village Creek is expected to crest to 20.10 feet on Saturday for the second time in less than a week.

Earlier in the week, the Texas Department of Transportation closed FM 418 near Silsbee at Village Creek as it overflowed onto the roadway.

Thu
02
Jun

GALLERY: Flooding in Silsbee

Flood waters consumed Silsbee on Thursday, forcing road closures throughout the city and in Hardin County.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for all of Thursday into Friday morning.

Silsbee ISD was forced to shutdown on Thursday, and eventually cancel the final day of classes on Friday.

Below are some snapshots from around Silsbee.

Photos by Daniel Elizondo, Twitter: @dtelizondo

Thu
02
Jun

Silsbee ISD schools closed Friday due to flooding

Silsbee ISD schools will be closed tomorrow, announced by Superintendent Richard Bain.

Area flooding continues, forcing the closure on the final day of classes.

Commencement ceremonies has been moved to Silsbee High School auditorium on Friday at 7 p.m.

Bain said all report cards will be mailed to students.

Thu
02
Jun

Silsbee ISD calls for early release on Thursday

Silsbee ISD has early release today at 12 p.m. due to inclement weather and flooded roadways.

Silsbee ISD Superintendent Richard Bain made the announcement and said students may be picked up at any time before noon.

Buses will begin rolling at noon.

The decision for tomorrow has not been made. Check the Silsbee Bee website, Facebook or Twitter for information as it comes available.

Wed
01
Jun

Boys and Girls Club vandalized again

By Daniel Elizondo
 

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