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Wed
11
Feb

In God We Trust

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners voted to display the motto "In God We Trust" prominently in its courtroom above the Hardin County seal. Commissioners signed the resolution onMonday in front of a standing roomonly crowd to witness the historic event.
 

 

Wed
11
Feb

Fire at the Dragon Plant

A passerby captured a fire that broke out at the Dragon Plant in Silsbee on Tuesday at around 4 p.m. According to the Silsbee VFD, contractors were torchingmetal to break up a large piece of unused machinery to the building when wood chips and insulation caught fire.

 

Wed
11
Feb

Fire claims lives of four children

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Four children were killed as a result of a mobile home fire in the early morning hours onWednesday, Jan. 4 in Spurger. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a fire at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday on County Road 4547 in Spurger.
 

 

Thu
05
Feb

Donation information for Spurger family

By Daniel Elizondo

Accounts for the Loftin family that lost four children and all of their belongings in a mobile home fire, have been set up.

Parents Amanda and Jimmy Loftin lost four children ages 4-8 in a fire that destroyed the family’s mobile home in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Spurger.

The couple survived with their two youngest, 2-year-old daughter Kayan and 5-month-old son Thomas.

An account at Citizens State Bank in Spurger has been set up under Loftin, and a GoFundMe account has been setup online.

To donate on GoFundMe, log on to http://www.gofundme.com/loftinfamily

Those wishing to donate clothing and items can take them to Spurger Elementary or the Tyler County Booster in Woodville.

The family needs:

- Kids sleepwear

- Socks and underwear for the parents (ladies size 10)

Thu
05
Feb

GARAGE SALES for Feb. 4, 2015 issue

The Garage Sales were inadvertently left out of the February, 4, 2015 issue of the Silsbee Bee. Here are this weekends sales.

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ANTIQUES & MORE and Vendors Wanted: 995 N 5th St., Silsbee. 717-262-3548. Monday - Saturday, 9am-5pm. 37tf

OUTSIDE Traders Day: 7am to dark, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 995 N 5th St., Silsbee. 10x12 space only $10 per day. No alcoholic beverages allowed. 717-262-3548. 37tf

HCTA TRUNK/Garage Sale: Feb. 7, 8am-1pm, Silsbee Farmers Market Pavilion, 120 N 3rd ST. Bolts of fabrics, notions, antiques, vintage collectibles, knives, pottery, musical instruments, wallets, caps, home decor', leather goods, refurbished furniture, Younique, Scentsy, linens. 6p

MOVING SALE: Friday and Saturday, 7am-until, 110 Pinewood Drive. Lots of boys and girls clothing (newborn to 5T), household, appliances, lots of everything. 6p

Wed
04
Feb

Four children killed in mobile home fire

By Daniel Elizondo

Four children ranging in ages 4-8 were killed as a result of a mobile home fire in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Spurger.

The Tyler County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a mobile home fire at 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday on County Road 4547 in Spurger.

The caller told Tyler County dispatch that there were children in the trailer at the time of the fire, but that some of the occupants had escaped.

When firefighters arrived, they found four children in the burning home deceased.

The mother and father escaped with their 2-year-old and 5-month-old baby.

The mother and two children were transported to Tyler County Hospital. The mother suffered minor burns and the two children suffered smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire continues to be investigated by state fire marshals.

Wed
04
Feb

K2: DANGEROUS DILEMMA

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A serious drug epidemic is growing on the streets and reaching the smallest of towns like Silsbee and in Southeast Texas. Drug users, addicts, and dealers continue to help spur the rapid growth of one of the world's most dangerous street drugs – synthetic cannabinoid.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

Officer takes one on the chin

By Meagan Moore
 
What might have been an arrest for public intoxication, ended in being charged with assaulting a public servant for a 24-year-old from Vinton, LA. On Jan. 27 at about 8 p.m., dispatch received a call about a possible intoxicated driver in Lumberton.
 

 

Wed
04
Feb

CHANGES IN STORE

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One of the oldest buildings in Silsbee will have new ownership this week, and the investment group purchasing the property is already in discussions for future plans in an effort to help restore downtown.
 

 

Fri
30
Jan

Rain returns in forecast

Rain is expected to return on Saturday as temperatures rise slightly into the weekend.

Forecasters are predicting a 50 percent chance of rain coverage over the Hardin County area with a low of 52 overnight on Saturday through Sunday. Temps are expected to stay steady in the 50s throughout Saturday.

Temps are also expect to rise early on Sunday, possibly reaching 60 as rain fall amounts increase to a 70 percent chance.

According to the National Weather Service, an inch of rain is expected in the region.

In the evening hours of Sunday, rain chances decrease to 40 percent while temps drop into the 40s.

The start of the week will clear, but rain is expected to return by the middle of next week.

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