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WesleyWagstaff remembered as officials dedicate FM1293 in Kountze to the fallen officer

By Daniel Elizondo
 
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Easter Fun

A family enjoys an inflatable slide at the annual Rotary Club Easter Egg Hunt held at the Lumberton Primary school on Saturday. Hundreds of children of all ages enjoyed the morning that included several Easter egg hunts for different age categories.
 

 

Wed
30
Mar

Batson native brings wealth of knowledge to help veterans.

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Kristen White was destined to become help to veterans after a career in the Navy. Though her and her husband, Joe Bob White, enlisted in the service for what they thought would be a liftetime career, family obligations became a priority, cutting their tours shorter than expected.
 
Wed
30
Mar

Judge orders declaration of disaster in Hardin County

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County Judge Wayne Mc- Daniel issued a Declaration of Disaster on Tuesday, March 29, following an estimate of damages from floods that occurred between March 8-11. McDaniel issued the proclamation and submitted the declaration to Gov. Greg Abbott in Austin.
 
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29
Mar

Judge orders declaration of disaster in Hardin County

By Daniel Elizondo

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel issued a Declaration of Disaster on Tuesday, March 29, following an estimate of damages from floods that occurred between March 8-11.

McDaniel issued the proclamation and submitted the declaration to Gov. Greg Abbott in Austin.

“We received an estimate of damages from the Village Creek State Park in Lumberton this morning, which, in addition to other damages we have been tracking since the floods, exceeds our threshold amount to declare a disaster,” he said in a release.

The declaration along with other documentations was forwarded to Gov. Abbott via the Texas Department of Emergency Management.

If approved, this will allow Hardin County citizens, who were affected by the flooding that occurred earlier this month, to apply for assistance.

Wed
23
Mar

County ceremony dedicates highway to fallen game warden

By Daniel Elizondo

Fallen area game warden Wesley W. Wagstaff was given a memorial on Wednesday at the Hardin County courthouse, after a 2-year long process to have FM 1293 in Kountze dedicated in his memory.

Wagstaff, 41, was tragically killed on FM 1293 18 miles west of Kountze in a head-on collision that killed him and 36-year-old Kimberly Ann Loftin on Aug. 5, 2003.

According to reports, Wagstaff was answering a call of illegal hunting in the Big Thicket.

“Today we honor Wesley Wagstaff when he answered that call, not knowing it was going to be his last,” Game Warden Peace Officers Association (GWPOA) President Robbie Robinson said on Wednesday at the dedication. “And today we continue to honor him forever by continuing to answer that call.”

Wed
23
Mar

Law enforcement collaboration ends in arrest of four

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Wed
23
Mar

Bartosh retires

By Daniel Elizondo
 
City of Silsbee will be without its current city manager effective March 31 after the resignation of Tommy Bartosh, who has served in the position since 2006, ending his 39-year career with the city. Bartosh submitted a letter of resignation to city council members in January.
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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.
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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.
 

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