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Wed
08
Apr

Downtown “Cruise” planned for April 18

Contributed
The Silsbee Downtown Revitalization Group and Cruisin’ Silsbee have combined forces to create Cruise- In and 60’s Street Dance on April 18 in downtown. The event will look like the calendar was turned back to 1960, with classic cars, food vendors, events, live music and dancing in the streets.
 
Mon
06
Apr

Motorcycle rider remains hospitalized

By Daniel Elizondo

A Silsbee man suffered serious injuries when he was struck by an SUV while traveling on a motorcycle on Business 96 in Silsbee on Friday.

Jackie Carter, 65, was airlifted to a Beaumont hospital after he was thrown from a 2007 Honda motorcycle as a result of the crash, while traveling north on Business 96 at the intersection of Durdin Street at 5:38 p.m.

According to a police report, A 2003 Ford Excursion was traveling south on Business 96, attempting to make an unprotected left turn onto Durdin. The SUV struck the motorcycle. J.C. Dawson, 71, was the driver of the SUV.

Carter was thrown 15 feet from the initial impact, causing serious injuries. He remains hospitalized in ICU.

Dawson, from Silsbee, was cited for failure to yield right-of-way.

Photos by Daniel Elizondo

Wed
01
Apr

County in good financial standing

Hardin County received good news on Monday after an auditing firm reported that financials were in good standing. Debbie Kirkham of the auditing firm Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham gave a detailed report from the audit for fiscal  year that ended in September at a special called meeting of Hardin County commissioners.
 

 

Wed
01
Apr

Happy Easter

Two young girls frolick in the grass in search of Easter eggs during the Pinecrest Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt held at the Kirby Stadiumin Silsbee on Saturday. There were an estimated 20,000 eggs hidden all over the stadiumfield for children of all ages to hunt
 

 

Wed
01
Apr

Rollover ends in arrest

A one vehicle accident caused by a past DWI offender took place in Lumberton on Wednesday, March 25 at approximately 4:38 p.m. Dispatch received a 911 emergency call on a reckless driver traveling northbound Hwy. 69 .
 

 

Wed
25
Mar

Human remains found

Clothing found on or near human remains that were found near Kountze on Monday, March 16 were confirmed to belong to a Kountze man wanted by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department. Texas Rangers and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the clothing belonging to Steven Wayne Hadnot, 38, wanted for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, assault, and two counts of evading arrest.
 
Wed
25
Mar

Former county officer confesses

A former Hardin County Sheriff Department sergeant pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 18 in a federal courtroom to making a false statement to a federal agent. Jerry Lynn Roberts, 46, made the plea in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary J. Hawthorn in Beaumont
 
Wed
25
Mar

Hardin County

Lola Karnes accepts an old typewriter from former county judge Billy Caraway on Monday. Karnes retired from the county judges office after serving under four judges during her tenure of 29 years. The typewriter was a joke
to Karnes since both her and Caraway had taken a typing class in high school.
 
Wed
25
Mar

Relay For Life scheduled

The Hardin/South Jasper County Relay For Life is hosting its annual event on April 24 at Kountze High School. Teams are currently forming, and the organization is seeking more teams as well as survivors and caregivers to join Relay For Life. At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.
 
Wed
18
Mar

Former Hardin County sergeant pleads guilty to lying

Jerry Roberts facing up to eight years in federal prison.

By Daniel Elizondo

A former Hardin County Sheriff Department sergeant pleaded guilty today in a federal courtroom to making a false statement to a federal agent.

Jerry Lynn Roberts, 46, made the plea in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Zachary J. Hawthorn in Beaumont.

Roberts was dismissed by the Hardin County Sheriff Department in March 2013 after it was found that he was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney General’s office on allegations of possession of child pornography.

Federal agents executed a search warrant at Roberts’ residence in Lumberton on March 6, 2013 to search for evidence of child porn that was mailed to a P.O. Box in Silsbee under the name “Jerry Roberts”, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

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