News

Wed
10
Dec

Going back to his roots

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It has been a hard working life for Billy Caraway. Having worked 43 years, the native Silsbee resident has been in various fields from numbers to food to the head of a county. On December 31, Caraway will fill his last day as Hardin County judge, retiring after 16 years in the position.

 

Wed
10
Dec

Silsbee Lighted Christmas Parade

Santa leads the way atop an ambulance to open the 2014 Silsbee Lighted Christmas parade on Saturday. Over 50 entries were in the parade, providing lights and entertainment for the public along Business 96.

 

Wed
10
Dec

DA motions for bond increase

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County District Attorney David Sheffield motioned for an increased bond on Crystal Boyett, accused of three counts of manslaughter from vehicle crash in Lumberton on Feb. 3. Sheffield asked for the increase after one of the DAinvestigators found that Boyett had pleaded guilty of a speeding ticket in Kirbyville in November.
 

 

Wed
10
Dec

Woman charged in death of child released on bond

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A Kountze woman was released from the Hardin County jail on Tuesday after posting $250,000 through Al Reed Bonding on a $1.5 million bond, stemming from a child abuse case in 2011, according to sources in the Hardin County jail.

Amanda Nicole Guidry and her boyfriend Jason Wade Delacerda were arrested after Guidry’s child, Breonna Nichole Loftin, 4, was hospitalized and later died from head trauma.

Loftin died at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital at 12 a.m. on Aug. 17, and the death was ruled homicide with the report listing cause of death by blunt force trauma to the head.

Hardin County Sheriff’s investigators made preliminary charges of felony injury to a child with serious bodily injury on Guidry and Delacerda.

Since, Guidry’s charges have been upgraded to capital murder person under age 6.

Fri
05
Dec

Dense fog advisory for Hardin County

A dense fog advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. this evening to 10 a.m. on Saturday issued by the National Weather Service in Lake Charles.

Visibility is expected to be from near zero to 1/4 of a mile. Especially near

bodies of water.

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be reduced to less than one quarter mile.

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.

Wed
03
Dec

HAPPY 60TH, EVADALE

The Evadale, Texas paperboard mill is celebrating 60 years of operations on December 5. The Evadale mill proudly lays claim to the best and cleanest aseptic paperboard in the world. This – along with world-class field reject rates, world-class machine uptime and a robust Management Operating System – gives the facility a huge competitive edge.

 

Wed
03
Dec

Motel fire under investigation

By Daniel Elizondo
 
One man remains in critical condition as a result of a fire at the Garden Inn & Suites Motel on U.S. 96 in Silsbee on Friday. Daniel Mendoza, 53, was critically burned after escaping one of the rooms at the motel.Authorities say that his clothing was on fire.
 

 

Wed
03
Dec

Downtown Christmas celebration

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The annual Christmas in the Big Thicket celebration will take to the streets of downtown Silsbee on Saturday. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. complete with shopping and food vendors until 5 p.m.
 

 

Wed
03
Dec

Boyett trial set for April

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The trial for Crystal Boyett has been set forApril 20, 2015 after defense attorneys met with District Attorney David Sheffield on Monday. Boyett is accused of three counts of manslaughter stemming from a two-vehicle crash in Lumberton on Feb. 3. Two sisters were killed in the crash including the unborn son of one of the girls.
 

 

Wed
26
Nov

Downtown Silsbee Christmas tree contest begins Saturday

By Daniel Elizondo

The Silsbee Downtown Revitilization group is holding its Christmas tree contest and purchased trees will be anchored on Saturday.

The contest is open to individuals, groups or businesses for the contest.

Each person provides a tree and decorates it downtown with a sign advertising its business or group.

Downtown Silsbee Revitilization provides electricity. Individuals provide extension cords.

Trees will be anchored on Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Those wishing to purchase a tree and missed the deadline, can still do so on Saturday while the group is anchoring trees.

There is a $100 prize for the winner.

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