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Wed
14
Jan

Lesser sentence

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Hardin County jury showed more compassion towards a second assailant in the aggravated robbery of two Lumberton women in April 2013. On Thursday, the jury found Malik Washington guilty of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping, however, the same jury of 11 sentenced the 24-year old Beaumont man to 10 years in prison

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Wed
07
Jan

Hardin County

Newly elected Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel Jr. is sworn in by 356th District Judge Steve Thomas on Thursday, Jan. 1 at the Hardin County Courthouse. McDaniel was elected in November and takes over for Billy Caraway who served for 16 years as county judge.

 

Wed
07
Jan

Lumberton woman killed on Friday

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Lumberton woman was killed in a single car crash in Beaumont on New Years Day. According to Sgt. Rob Flores Jr., officer responded to the call at around 5:49 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 1. Deborah McRoberts, 53, was killed after her vehicle veered off of the road and struck a safety barrier on Interstate 10 over 7th Street.
 

 

Wed
07
Jan

Synthetic pot gets nasty repercussions

By Meagan Moore
 
Synthetic marijuana has continually increased in creating problems for law enforcement and health issues for those who smoke it. Lumberton Police Department received three different phone calls within four days dealing with issues concerning the drug.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

By Meagan Moore
 
A new family of five came together just in time for Christmas; Amber and Scott Hawk of Silsbee adopted siblings Braylen, Elian, and Shae, inviting them into their home and hearts. Braylen had expressed his happiness about his new home and newmom and dad in his letter to Santa.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Unstable man causes 8-hour standoff

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A medically unstable man stepped out of a vacant building unharmed after an 8-hour standoff that proved to be no serious matter. Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain said that dispatch received a call of a man needing medical attention at the former NEMA signs building south of Lumberton in between Mitchell and Keith Roads on Sunday, Dec. 21 at around 11 a.m.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Commissioners approve of architect

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An architect has been selected for the design and construction of the new annex building for the Hardin County courthouse. Although a site has not been approved, a plot near the parking lot of the county courthouse is being considered.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Disturbance call turns to medical emergency

By Daniel Elizondo

Three people were transported to the hospital in Beaumont after a disturbance call turned into a medical emergency in Silsbee on Tuesday afternoon.

Silsbee police were called to the 200 block of East Avenue G in Silsbee at around 3 p.m. in reference to a disturbance that involved two males fighting at the Sullivan Square apartments.

When police arrived, they found that three individuals were allegedly under the influence of drugs and it became an overdose situation.

Police said that the individuals were combative before becoming incoherent. Two males, 21 and 32 years of age and a 37-year-old female were transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Authorities investigating believe that the individuals were smoking a “gumbo” mixture, but there was no preliminary evidence of what the exact mixture of drugs were.

Tue
30
Dec

Woman injured in shooting

By Daniel Elizondo

The Hardin County Sheriff Department continues to investigate a Christmas night shooting that injured one woman.

Authorities responded to a shooting at a residence on Happy Valley Lane near Kountze on Dec. 25.

According to police, a man was handing a woman an AR-15 rifle when it allegedly slipped and fell with the butt of the gun hitting the floor, causing it to discharge one round.

The fired shot hit the woman in the upper, right chest area near the shoulder.

She was airlifted to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont by Air Rescue, police said.

She was initially listed in the intensive care unit, but as of Monday, she was in stable condition, investigators said.

On Monday, a followup on the shooting by Hardin County investigators continues to reveal no foul play.

Tue
23
Dec

ICYMI: Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway retirement reception

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