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Wed
09
Jul

SHS principal to leave for position in Corsicana

Eldon Franco, the principal of Silsbee High School for the past four years tendered his resignation Monday to accept a position as principal of Corsicana High School. Franco stated that the move will be to a larger school in a AAAAA district. Corsicana has over 1600 students and 130 staff members. Silsbee High School has approximately 791 students and 59 teachers.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Beat the Heat

It ismid July and citizens are looking for ways to beat the heat. This mother and daughters took to the lazy river at Paradise Park for some relief from the summer sun.
 
Wed
09
Jul

Leak Sealers arm Lumberton Police with nine AR-15 Rifles

Chief Danny Sullins and officers with the Lumberton Police Department were once again surprised by the generosity of a local business. Representatives from Leak Sealers, Inc., a powerful ally of the depatment met with Sullins onWednesday, June 4, to present him with nine AR- 15 rifles.
 
Wed
09
Jul

KISD to lose superintendent and business manager

Reese Briggs tendered his resignation as superintendent of schools in Kountze this week to accept a similar position with Hemphill ISD. Briggs stated that he was not looking for a new position but one of his long term goals had been to retire in the Hemphill area. He has a lake home there that he purchased from his family after the death of his father. He has a brother in the area and his mother is in a rest home there.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Happy Fourth

The Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department once again hosted the annual Silsbee Fourth of July Fireworks show on Saturday. Texas Outlaw Fireworks owner Steve Houser donated the fireworks for the show.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Gloryful Kenya

By SueWoodard
 
Many people take on a task intent on making a difference. We put our best foot forward in hopes that things willchange for a place or for the  people in that place. Such was the case for one Silsbee resident, Martha Jordan, who along with six other area residents embarked on a missionary trip to Kenya, Africa in June.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Eradic driver causes havoc

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A former professional baseball player was taken to Hardin County jail after causing several wrecks on Highway 69 on Monday. Mark Winston Kiger, 34, was arrested on driving while intoxicated charges after the vehicle he was driving rolled once off of the roadway across from Lumberton Intermediate School at 5:30 p.m.
 
Wed
02
Jul

Two people burned in Lumberton meth explosion

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Two people were transported to the UTMB Burn Unit in Galveston after an alleged meth explosion on Jenny Lane in Lumberton on Sunday, June 22. Lumberton police were contacted by Altus Emergency facility when one male sought treatment from burns. According to authorities, the victim told medical staff that the burns were caused by boiling water. Medical personnel recognized the burns as being chemical.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Hurricane season underway

It has been six years since Southeast Texas was hit by a major hurricane. But that doesn’t mean residents should become complacent. Hurricane season began on June 1, and will continue through Nov. 30. Now is the time to prepare. Residents of Hardin County that lived through Hurricane Rita in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008, know the devastation a hurricane can cause. The physical damage to homes and cities is one consideration, but there is so much more.
 
Wed
25
Jun

Silsbee businessman succumbs

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Pete Farmer was well known among all of Silsbee, having owned and operated Farmer’s Funeral home for decades. But his love for the city and its citizens is what set him apart. On Saturday, Pete succumbed at a hospice center in Beaumont after a short illness at the age of 91.
 

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