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Wed
23
Mar

Silsbee woman killed in crash

By Meagan Moore
 
Early Tuesday morning at about 6:29 a.m., Silsbee police officers responded to a call involving a two-vehicle wreck that ended in a fatality. They arrived at the 3400 block of US Hwy 96 Bypass in Silsbee to find that a passenger car and an 18-wheeler had been involved in the wreck.
Wed
23
Mar

YMBL presents the annual South Texas State Fair

Catch all the thrills and spills of professional rodeo March 25-26. The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association will showcase the country’s top cowboys and cowgirls during the first weekend of the YMBL South Texas State Fair.
 
Sat
19
Mar

Two critically injured in rollover

Two persons were critically injured after a rollover on US96 Bypass near Silsbee on Friday night.

No details were immediately available, however DPS officers investigating the scene confirmed there were a total of seven occupants in the small SUV that crashed in the southbound lanes of the bypass near the Business 96 exit around 10:30 p.m.

Five others in the vehicle were not seriously injured.

The two persons injured were transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

It is unknown if the occupants were from the area. Debris across the overpass embankment appeared to be luggage and clothing.

More details will come as they arrive.

Photo and video by Daniel Elizondo

Wed
16
Mar

Neighbors helping neighbors campaign

Contributed

The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lumberton has joined forces to help our neighbors that have experienced devastation with the flooding.

Not so many years ago, this area suffered the devastation of Hurricanes Rita and Ike and many communities came together to help us rebuild our lives, hearts and homes.

Now it is our time to pay it forward, rain or shine. 

Good Friday and Easter is next week. While many of us are headed out of town to visit friends and family, many of our neighbors have no place to stay.

Next week we will be accepting items at the Chamber office located at 826 North Main Street in Lumberton.

Wed
16
Mar

Church parishioners come together

Donations currently being accepted for flood victims

By Daniel Elizondo

The First Baptist Church in Silsbee and KGHY 88.5FM Radio within the church have made it a common practice to do some fundraising twice a year.

Amid all of the devastation with flooding around Southeast Texas and along the Sabine River east of Silsbee bordering Louisiana, the group decided to come together to lend a helping hand.

On Tuesday, the church and radio station began taking donations of non perishable food, water, drinks, paper goods, and similar items for displaced victims in need.

Wed
16
Mar

Catastrophic floods strike again

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Torrential downpours last week have created a wave of water enveloping the area this week, causing many displaced from homes and many road closures near the Sabine River in East Texas. The Sabine River reached historic levels earlier in the week, breaking what authorities says is a 130 year old record of over 35 feet.
 
Wed
16
Mar

Silsbee Pride

The Silsbee Tigers basketball team arrived in Silsbee on Sunday around 6 p.m. and made a trip around town as fans welcomed them and cheered. The Tigers fell in the class 4A state finals to Dallas Lincoln. It was the first time in school history to reach the finals. 
 

 

Wed
16
Mar

Silsbee Chamber of Commerce undergoes changes

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce is currently under new direction after the recent resignation of Jim Willis, who had served the past seven years as executive director. As of March 1, Willis became officially semi-retired after submitting a resignation letter to the board of directors. 
 
Wed
09
Mar

Deadly head-on crash kills one

One man is dead following a head-on collision on Texas 327 west of Silsbee on Friday night. Fans returning from Huntsville to see the Silsbee Tigers defeat Lufkin Hudson in a regional semifinals basketball game, approached the eery crash that shutdown Texas 327 for hours.
 
Wed
09
Mar

Randy Eason humbly accepts Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year award

By Meagan Moore
 

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