News

Wed
21
May

Beaumont man falls victim to Village Creek

By AndreaWhitney
 
A 20-year old Beaumont man drowned in Village Creek on Thursday, after a struggle in the water, police said. According to Hardin County Sheriff's Office Chief Kenny Davenport, Nicholas Lee White was swimming with family members at what is locally known as the "blue hole", located about one quarter mile north of the Highway 327 bridge in Silsbee. Witness allegedly saw White go under the water and never resurface.
 
Wed
21
May

DESCENDING ON HARDIN COUNTY

In 2014, our society has seemed to have come a long way. While we have seen the diminished days of people dressed in white hoods and robes, carrying wooden crosses, chanting Bible verses, while marching down "Main StreetAmerica" in an effort to shame others, and recruit new members to "their cause."
 
Wed
21
May

Plat for Ghost Road accepted

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners approved of an 8-mile plat that is a part of Bragg Road, or Ghost Road Scenic Park in Saratoga. Pct. 3 Commissioner Ken Pelt told the court that after the railroad abandoned a 100-foot wide area, the county began to use it for a road.
 
Fri
16
May

Nursing home employee arrested

By Daniel Elizondo, editor

A Silsbee drug sting operation at the Pine Arbor nursing facility led to the arrest of its activities director on Thursday.

Officials said that Stacey Rae Moore, 41, was suspected of selling prescription drugs in the parking lot of the nursing facility.

According to a report, on two separate occasions within the last 10 days, officials allege that Moore sold the prescription drug adderall to another person.

On Thursday, investigators recorded Moore selling the drugs while at work, in the parking lot of the facility, officials said.

Silsbee police took Moore into custody after the transaction was completed, and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, a second degree felony.

Officials said that Moore supplied the illegal drugs on her own, and were not from the inventory of the nursing home.

Wed
14
May

Kountze cheerleaders head to Supreme Court

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Achange in school policy by the Kountze ISD regarding runthrough banners created by its cheeleaders at football games drew concern from Beaumont lawyer David Starnes, who represents the cheerleaders.
 
Wed
14
May

Bus crash scares witnesses

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Many witnesses and authorities received a scare on Wednesday afternoon after a compact car slammed into a Silsbee ISD school bus near the Tyler County line. Officials arrived to find a Toyota Prius crashed into the right side of a school bus off of the roadway at Highway 92 and the Tyler County line at around 4:40 p.m.
 
Wed
14
May

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO CRASH

By AndreaWhitney
 
Oneman is dead and two injured after a two vehicle crash near Fred on May 3. According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, 84-year old Lydia Browning was traveling southbound on FM 92 near Fred, in a 2001 Buick sedan with passengers JefferyMcGallion of Silsbee, 55, and 94-year old Herbert Browning, also of Silsbee.
 
Wed
14
May

PELLET PLANT IN THE WORKS

By Daniel Elizondo
 
After countless months of talks about a new production plant in Silsbee, the word is finally out that has become some of the biggest news for the city that has been kept under wraps.
 
Sat
10
May

BREAKING: Incumbents remain on Silsbee city council seats

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

Low voter turnout may have been the case for city and school elections this year, but the ones that cast ballots made it count.

Two City of Silsbee places were up for grabs in this year’s election with both incumbents keeping their respective seats.

District B place Chris Barnes defeated Bill Nunn after receiving 61 votes (73 percent) to Nunn’s 12 votes.

In an At-Large place, incumbent James Collins remained in his position with 187 votes (55 percent) to defeat Chris Smith, who received 144 votes (42 percent)

In Silsbee ISD elections, Place 1 incumbent Bill Conway won handily over Kent Irvin with 389 votes to Irvin’s 228 votes.

Fri
09
May

Silsbee woman recovering after train accident

By Daniel Elizondo, Editor

A Silsbee woman is recovering from minor injuries after the vehicle she was driving, crashed into a train in Silsbee on Thursday evening.

Linda Renfro, 53, was traveling west on Avenue G, and allegedly struck a train that was backing up on the tracks across the right-of-way at 2nd Street at 8:40 p.m., Silsbee police said.

The 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving, slammed into the back rail car as the train was ¾ of the way across the roadway.

Two men were standing on the back rail car with illuminated devices during the crash. They were not injured.

Rail crossing warning signs are erected at the intersection, with street striping. There are no lights or cross bars.

Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis said that no lights or warning cross bars are required if the rail crossing has proper signs and striping.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News