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06
Aug

City officials discuss tax rate in budget time

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Taxes aren’t the most glamorous subjects on anyone’s agenda, but when it comes to balancing a city budget, officials will do what is necessary. Silsbee city councilpersons and officials continue to conduct budget workshops as the fiscal year budget comes to vote at the end of August.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Truck fire backs up traffic on 96

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An 18-wheeler hauling rebar from Beaumont toMinnesota, caught fire over the Neches River bridge on Highway 96 at the Jasper County line. Evadale volunteer firemen responded to the call that was made at 5:20 on Monday afternoon.
 
Wed
30
Jul

House fires keep firemen busy

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Two house fires that occurred at the same time in Silsbee were quickly contained in the early afternoon hours on Wednesday, June 23.Silsbee Fire Department was called to a house fire on Dairyland Heights Road just after 12 p.m. when a second tone for another house fire on Breaux Road was called.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Life Member

Since the opening of Friendship Baptist Church in Silsbee 60 years ago, one of its original members continues to attend the active church.
 
Wed
30
Jul

Officials scramble as deficit looms

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners proposed budget cuts along withmoving funds fromcontingency in order to balance a looming deficit in discussions on Monday. Commissioners voted 3-0 with Pct. 2 Commissioner Chris Kirkendall abstaining, to approve of the proposed budget cuts and to use $210,788 from contingency funds that would help balance the budget and allow for a three percent pay raise.
 
Wed
23
Jul

City examines options for Kountze PD

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Kountze police department made one last effort on Thursday evening, to save the force frombeing controlled by the Hardin County Sheriff’s department. The City of Kountze proposed the idea to help the city save money as budget approval approaches in October
 
Wed
23
Jul

Friendship Baptist Church

Friendship Baptist Church will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their church and a the opening of their new worship center. The celebration will be on July 27 at 10:30 am.
 
Wed
23
Jul

Construction Begins

Crews begin clearing the land near Laura Reeves Elementary in Silsbee, in preparation for rerouting a drainage ditch that will be undergound. McInnis Construction from Silsbee was award the bid project, now underway.
 
Wed
16
Jul

Investigation leads to arrest of Kountze city councilman

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Kountze councilman Ira Braneff was arrested on Sunday morning after admitting to Texas Rangers that he pocketed several thousand dollars from a graveside monument transaction that was never fulfilled. Braneff is the owner of Big ThicketMemorials and also a former funeral director with Broussard’s Funeral Home in Kountze.
 
Wed
16
Jul

CRUSH

Tony’s Food Mart at the corner of Business 96 and Durdin Drive in Silsbee, was leveled on Tuesday. The convenience store will be rebuilt as a Valero. No word on when the completion will be.
 

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