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Wed
10
Jun

Trial set for woman accused in beating

Jury selection is set to begin on Monday at the Hardin County courthouse for the trial of a Silsbee woman accused of beating an elderly woman and leaving her for dead. Jessica Scates, 24, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after authorities investigated the beating of the woman with her own cane in her own home on Rusty Eddings Road in Silsbee on Oct. 26, 2013.

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Wed
10
Jun

Fireworks display set for June 27

Texas Outlaw Fireworks the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department will be presenting its annual Fourth of July Fireworks show, scheduled for June 27 at Silsbee High School.

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Wed
10
Jun

Pharmacy tech trainee arrested

A Lumberton woman was arrested by Silsbee police after an investigation lead to her arrest in a drug diversion case at a local Silsbee pharmacy. Starla Anderson Cornelison, 40, is accused of taking drugs from CVS Pharmacy in Silsbee while working as a pharmaceutical tech in training, Silsbee police said.

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Wed
10
Jun

Decade old case ends inmax sentence

A 31-year-old Lumberton man received a maximum sentence of two 10 year terms in prison after 356th District Judge Steve Thomas revoked his probation stemming from an intoxication mans laughter case over a decade ago. Garrett Joel Abbo will be serving the sentences consecutively, and handed the punishment after a recent third arrest for driving while intoxicated through Lumberton in January of this year.

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Wed
10
Jun

Permit fees set for county

Commissioners wasted no time in approving a new permit fee schedule for new home builders and developers in Hardin County that became effective immediately. In May, flood plain administrator Esther Scarborough presented to Hardin County commissioners its current fee schedule that had not been adjusted since 2009.

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Wed
03
Jun

Graduation issue is a wrap

This week, the Bee will include our annual Graduation dition. This has proven to be one of the best special editions that we put out each year. This year, for the first time, I did not write any of the stories but concentrated on helping Jan sell the advertising.I read a lot of the stories as we were putting the pages together,and I found many of them to be fascinating. Jan thought that they were some f the best stories that we have written

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Wed
03
Jun

Hardin County better prepared as hurricane season begins

By Daniel Elizondo

Wed
03
Jun

Park gets OK for dedication monument

By Meagan Moore
reporter@silsbeebee.com History is an important key part of any small town, Kountze is no exception. Changes for the North Kountze Park are underway, a project that has been in themaking for the past several years. It was decided that thereshould be a monument of some sort to be placed there in recognition for the old George Washington Carver School. The idea for the monument came about several years ago, but it took a while to put into motion. “Over the years, we’ve always thought about doing something out there, even back in 2008 before the park was built,” said ex-student, arl Matthews.

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Wed
03
Jun

Broken but not destroyed

Silsbee experienced a devastating hurricane on Sept. 24, 2005, after Rita left an ugly mark. However the community banded together and rebuilt what had been broken. Today, Hardin ounty officials are even more alert and ready.

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Wed
27
May

Silsbee graduation venue changes

Silsbee graduations for high school seniors and Kirby Elementary kindergarten students will have a change of venue.

Due to the recent rains and saturated grounds, Silsbee ISD officials confirmed the change on Wednesday.

Both Silsbee HS and kindergarten students will graduate at the Silsbee High School auditorium.

Kirby Elementary kindergarten students will graduate on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. and high school seniors will graduate on Friday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, LA says Southeast Texas has accumulated a record 30.89 inches of rain since January, and Hardin County saw over three inches fall on Memorial Day.

Meteorologists at the NWS is predicting as much as a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms over the course of the next few days through Sunday.

The venue changes forces limited seating for family and friends.

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