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Tue
23
Dec

ICYMI: Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway retirement reception

Tue
23
Dec

Overstreet ready for a new chapter

The Hardin County version of a career politician will draw to a close at the end of 2014. No one ever had much more of a career in public service and local politics than County Treasure Sharon Overstreet. In high school, she was in the DECA program and worked as a senior at the local pharmacy for the late Gordon McDonald.

 

Tue
23
Dec

Caraway shines in sendoff party

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Billy Caraway sat with a smile for over an hour as local dignitaries and area politicians remembered the 16 years that he sat as the head of Hardin County as judge. Alongside his wife, Kay, his sister, niece, son and daughter-in-law, Caraway fought back emotions as several locals read resolutions and honored his career on as judge.
 

 

Tue
23
Dec

Drug peddler slammed with 99 years

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It took a jury an hour and 25 minutes to sentence a prominent Silsbee drug peddler to 99 years in prison on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Dejesus Jamian Fobbs showed dejection in front of a 12 person jury that found him guilty one day before on Tuesday of possession of a controlled substance more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a second degree felony.
 

 

Wed
17
Dec

Franklin going out satisfied

After graduating from high school in Buna in 1955, Bobby Franklin began a career path that took him through four careers in Hardin County. His first job was running an RC Cola distributor route that took him all around Hardin County. He did this job from 1956 till 1965.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Hwy. 96 crash claims life of Buna woman

A Buna woman was fatally injured following a crash on Highway 96 near the Hardin-Jasper county line north of Silsbee on Sunday. Carolyn Hammond, 75, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 JPKentWalker at 6 p.m, after the vehicle she was driving crashed into an 18-wheeler semi-trailer.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Downtown Revitalization

Patrons roamed the streets of downtown Silsbee on Thursday as a part of the Dickens Downtown celebrating shopping and revitalizing downtown.

 

Wed
17
Dec

Judge increases bond

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Crystal Boyett was booked into the Hardin County jail on Thursday after 356th District Judge Steve Thomas increased bond on the Kirbyville woman accused of reckless driving and causing the deaths of a Lumberton family.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec

Going back to his roots

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It has been a hard working life for Billy Caraway. Having worked 43 years, the native Silsbee resident has been in various fields from numbers to food to the head of a county. On December 31, Caraway will fill his last day as Hardin County judge, retiring after 16 years in the position.

 

Wed
10
Dec

Silsbee Lighted Christmas Parade

Santa leads the way atop an ambulance to open the 2014 Silsbee Lighted Christmas parade on Saturday. Over 50 entries were in the parade, providing lights and entertainment for the public along Business 96.

 

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