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Tue
30
Dec

CHRISTMAS WISH COMES TRUE

By Meagan Moore
 
A new family of five came together just in time for Christmas; Amber and Scott Hawk of Silsbee adopted siblings Braylen, Elian, and Shae, inviting them into their home and hearts. Braylen had expressed his happiness about his new home and newmom and dad in his letter to Santa.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Unstable man causes 8-hour standoff

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A medically unstable man stepped out of a vacant building unharmed after an 8-hour standoff that proved to be no serious matter. Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain said that dispatch received a call of a man needing medical attention at the former NEMA signs building south of Lumberton in between Mitchell and Keith Roads on Sunday, Dec. 21 at around 11 a.m.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Commissioners approve of architect

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An architect has been selected for the design and construction of the new annex building for the Hardin County courthouse. Although a site has not been approved, a plot near the parking lot of the county courthouse is being considered.
 

 

Tue
30
Dec

Disturbance call turns to medical emergency

By Daniel Elizondo

Three people were transported to the hospital in Beaumont after a disturbance call turned into a medical emergency in Silsbee on Tuesday afternoon.

Silsbee police were called to the 200 block of East Avenue G in Silsbee at around 3 p.m. in reference to a disturbance that involved two males fighting at the Sullivan Square apartments.

When police arrived, they found that three individuals were allegedly under the influence of drugs and it became an overdose situation.

Police said that the individuals were combative before becoming incoherent. Two males, 21 and 32 years of age and a 37-year-old female were transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Authorities investigating believe that the individuals were smoking a “gumbo” mixture, but there was no preliminary evidence of what the exact mixture of drugs were.

Tue
30
Dec

Woman injured in shooting

By Daniel Elizondo

The Hardin County Sheriff Department continues to investigate a Christmas night shooting that injured one woman.

Authorities responded to a shooting at a residence on Happy Valley Lane near Kountze on Dec. 25.

According to police, a man was handing a woman an AR-15 rifle when it allegedly slipped and fell with the butt of the gun hitting the floor, causing it to discharge one round.

The fired shot hit the woman in the upper, right chest area near the shoulder.

She was airlifted to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont by Air Rescue, police said.

She was initially listed in the intensive care unit, but as of Monday, she was in stable condition, investigators said.

On Monday, a followup on the shooting by Hardin County investigators continues to reveal no foul play.

Tue
23
Dec

ICYMI: Hardin County Judge Billy Caraway retirement reception

Tue
23
Dec

Overstreet ready for a new chapter

The Hardin County version of a career politician will draw to a close at the end of 2014. No one ever had much more of a career in public service and local politics than County Treasure Sharon Overstreet. In high school, she was in the DECA program and worked as a senior at the local pharmacy for the late Gordon McDonald.

 

Tue
23
Dec

Caraway shines in sendoff party

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Billy Caraway sat with a smile for over an hour as local dignitaries and area politicians remembered the 16 years that he sat as the head of Hardin County as judge. Alongside his wife, Kay, his sister, niece, son and daughter-in-law, Caraway fought back emotions as several locals read resolutions and honored his career on as judge.
 

 

Tue
23
Dec

Drug peddler slammed with 99 years

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It took a jury an hour and 25 minutes to sentence a prominent Silsbee drug peddler to 99 years in prison on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Dejesus Jamian Fobbs showed dejection in front of a 12 person jury that found him guilty one day before on Tuesday of possession of a controlled substance more than 4 grams but less than 200 grams, a second degree felony.
 

 

Wed
17
Dec

Franklin going out satisfied

After graduating from high school in Buna in 1955, Bobby Franklin began a career path that took him through four careers in Hardin County. His first job was running an RC Cola distributor route that took him all around Hardin County. He did this job from 1956 till 1965.

 

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