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Wed
25
Jun

Hurricane season underway

It has been six years since Southeast Texas was hit by a major hurricane. But that doesn’t mean residents should become complacent. Hurricane season began on June 1, and will continue through Nov. 30. Now is the time to prepare. Residents of Hardin County that lived through Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, know the devastation a hurricane can cause. The physical damage to homes and cities is one consideration, but there is so much more.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Silsbee businessman succumbs

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Pete Farmer was well known among all of Silsbee, having owned and operated Farmer’s Funeral home for decades. But his love for the city and its citizens is what set him apart. On Saturday, Pete succumbed at a hospice center in Beaumont after a short illness at the age of 91.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Fire Contained

Silsbee volunteer firemen contained a fire on 22nd Street in Silsbee on Thursday around 12 p.m. a storage building caught fire behind a home, threatening the house. No one was injured.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Snakes creeping up in season

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It isn’t always fuan to see the slithering of a coldblooded snake, whether big or small. Unfortunately, as the temperature rises, the nuisances come out of their winter hiding places, looking for food and a nice cool place to hang out.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Commissioners vote against proposed water act

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners voted unanimously against a proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Corp of Engineers to define “waters of the United States”.
 
Thu
19
Jun

Fireworks show slated for June 28

The annual Silsbee Fourth of July fireworks show will held on Saturday, June 28 at Silsbee High School

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Dept. will be hosting the show that is to begin at 9 p.m. in the student parking lot of the high school.

New owner of Texas Outlaw Fireworks Steve Houser donated the fireworks for the show.

Vendors are expected to provide snacks for spectators.

Wed
18
Jun

Front yard surprise in Lumberton

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Homeowners in Lumberton got a surprise at lunchtime on Monday when a truck crashed over a brick mailbox and came to rest in another front yard on Jenny Lane. Lumberton police said Kody Barnard, 21, lost control of the 2000 GMC truck he was driving and crashed into the mailbox at 12:05 p.m.
 
Wed
18
Jun

Boys and Girls Club not ready to quit

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Each summer, the activity of children playing games, running around the gym, or gathering for lunch and snacks, has been a staple for the original Silsbee High School property since 2010. In March of that year, community members and leaders gathered together to form a once in a lifetime project – to help the children of Hardin County
 
Wed
18
Jun

Lumberton man fatally injured

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A morning crash in Kountze took the life of a Lumberton man and sent the driver to a Beaumont hospital in serious condition. Kountze police responded to a call of a crash at 10:45 a.m. on Monday at the 300 block of South Pine Street and Hwy. 69 in Kountze.
 
Thu
12
Jun

Overlay project limits traffic lanes in Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo

An overlay project is currently underway by Texas Dept. of Transportation in Silsbee along the stretch of Hwy. 96 bypass.

According to Public Information Officer Sarah Dupree of TxDOT, crews are battling weather in an attempt to overlay a seal-coat.

The project is from downtown Silsbee, and continues three miles south to the beginning of the 96 bypass.

The project consists of applying an oily base and topping with overlay material.

Dupree says the project should last no longer than 24 hours.

Crews are expected to begin on Friday, but weather may delay the project until Tuesday. The project will begin with north and south bound traffic down to one lane each while crews overlay the center of the roadway.

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