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Wed
22
Apr

Boyett trial underway

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Testimony began at the Hardin County courthouse over the highly anticipated trial of Crystal Boyett accused of driving recklessly and causing the deaths of a Lumberton family. A 12-person jury was selected on Monday, and District Attorney David Sheffield began submitting evidence on Tuesday in the courtroom of 356th District Judge Steve Thomas.
 
Wed
15
Apr

Electrical short to blame in fire

By Daniel Elizondo
 
No injuries were reported after flames broke out in the attic of a popular Silsbee eatery during the lunch hour on Tuesday. Silsbee Fire Department was dispatched to West Texas Style Bar-B-Que on Highway 96 bypass after patrons noticed the smell of smoke coming from the attic at around 12:20 p.m.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Murderer handed 60 years by jury

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A 12-person jury returned a guilty verdict and sentenced a 27-year-old Lumberton man after the stabbing death of Owen Goodman on Oct. 4, 2014. Cody Michael Davis showed no remorse when the guilty verdict was read in a Hardin County courthouse on April 9.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Residents state their claim

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee residents showed its stance on a low-income housing developer interested in building an 80-unit apartment complex on Texas 327 in Silsbee. standing-room only crowd at Silsbee City Hall on Monday vocalized its disapproval of Austin based Tejas Housing Group, wanting to rezone property on 327 to accommodate the proposed $13 million Mill Town Crossing complex.
 

 

Wed
15
Apr

Names released from fatality in Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

One person was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash at the corner of North 5th Street and East Avenue J at 1:15 a.m. this morning.

According to Silsbee police, Sailendra Gandhavalla, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after the vehicle he was driving slammed into a utility pole.

The passenger, Deepak Duggineni, 22, was airlifted to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis said that preliminary reports show that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on North 5th Street, and it appeared to lose control after crossing the railroad tracks.

The car skidded several yards and struck a small minivan in a parking lot of a flower shop before slamming into the utility pole.

Thu
09
Apr

Rain expected over the weekend

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting a wet week ahead including a soggy weekend beginning on Friday morning.
 
Area-wide rain totals are expected to be in excess of five inches over the next seven days with some locations receiving as much as 10 inches.
 
Along with the rain, flooding is expected in low-lying and urban areas, as well as some rivers.
 
There is a slight chance for strong to severe storms on Friday morning for the entire region. The primary threat is large hail and damaging winds.
 
There is a 50-60 percent chance of thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday to keep the weekend soggy. Some may be locally heavy at times.
 
Temperatures are expected to run near normal for the highs, and above normal for the lows.
 
Wed
08
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.
 
Wed
08
Apr

Lumberton chamber banquet a success

Contributed
The Lumberton Chamber of Commerce held its 34th annual banquet on Monday at the new Lumberton Performing Arts Center at Lumberton High School. Guest speaker for the evening was Hardin County JudgeWayne McDaniel Jr. The following community awards were presented:
 
Wed
08
Apr

COWBOYUP

By Daniel Elizondo
The classic era of the cowboy has always been the dream of many kids as they grow up. Like being a policeman or even a fireman, the American cowboy represents the epitome of our nation as they roamed our land in search of a home to raise cattle. While Southeast Texas isn’t typically a staple to being home to cowboys, one would be surprised of what they may find as they enter the gates of The Big Thicket.
 
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.
 

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