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KOUNTZE —The Kountze ISD Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Superintendent John Ferguson at the Aug. 12 meeting at Kountze Elementary School.

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KOUNTZE — After nearly 23 years as serving as the chief deputy of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Kenny Davenport announced his retirement.

His final day is Friday, Aug. 16.

MUNCIE, Indiana – Texas receives a “C” for manufacturing and “A” for logistics, according to an annual report from Ball State University.

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KOUNTZE — Hardin County Judge Wayne Mc-Daniel, on behalf of Hardin County Commissioners Court, announced the opening of a Citizens Collection Station.


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Aug.

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WOODVILLE — Three local teams — Silsbee, Lumberton and Evadale — were among 24 schools who competed in the annual Woodville Lady Eagle Tournament on Aug. 8-10 at Woodville High School.

ORANGFIELD — The Silsbee Lady Tigers and the Evadale Lady Rebels will be among 1o teams who are participating in the annual Orangefield Volleyball Tournament on Thursday and Saturday, Aug.

The Hardin County Juniors (HCJ) Volleyball Organization announced the members of the HCJ 18’s national team recently.


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KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Commissioners Court needed just about 30 minutes to take action on a lengthy agenda at their Aug. 13 meeting in the Hardin County Court Room.

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Forty students attended Vacation Bible School at the Kountze Church of Christ on Aug. 3-4, according to Amber McDonald.

Public hearings on tax rate set

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Commissioners Court will conduct two public hearing at regarding the proposed tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019.

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Ruby Gore (left) and Sue Woodard took a copy of The Silsbee Bee on a trip they took to Wisconsin last month.


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Judge Billy Caraway, 78, of Hardin County, died Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born on November 9, 1940, in Silsbee, to Martha Jeffcoat Caraway and Oliver Bruce “O.B.” Caraway.

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Happy Heavenly Birthday Mom Rhonda Carter Mass 9-13-1960 to 10-31-2012

Not a single day goes by without thoughts of you. We love and miss you so much!

Anita Richardson, 72, of Evadale, passed away Friday, August 9, 2019 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont.

Terry Lynn Ayres, 66, of Buna, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

Photo Galleries

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An unidentified girls walks her goat around the ring Oct. 19 during the Hardin County Youth Project Show and Auction at the John Blair Pavilion in Kountze.

The Silsbee Bee

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Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270