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AUSTIN — The Texas General Land Office is reminding Texans who received federal assistance following Hurricane Harvey that Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates are set to expire on Oct.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an official proclamation dedicating Sept. 25, as “Disabled American Veterans Day” in honor of the national charity’s centennial anniversary.

Lumberton ISD public event reset for Sept. 24

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released the following information.

Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:


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CARTHAGE — The secondranked Pleasant Grove Hawks woke up in the third quarter for a 46-14 non-district win over the Silsbee Tigers in non-district action at Carthage Stadium.

ANAHUAC — The Silsbee boys and girls cross county teams placed first at the Anahuac Invitational on Sept. 19.

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LUMBERTON — Class 3A East Chambers Buccaneers spoiled the Lumberton Raiders’ homecoming with a 50-24 nondistrict win at Raider Stadium.

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KOUNTZE — Kountze head coach Todd Paine said the Lions played the “best game in the last two years,” but came up short for a homecoming win, 34-27, against the Hitchcock Bulldogs in non-league play


HARDIN COUNTY — The enrollment numbers from area school districts have been reported and 22 percent and lower of the number of students in each district is taking classes remotely.

Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees approved the calendar and student handbook during the regular monthly meeting on Sept. 8.


HARDIN COUNTY — Residents are doing their part to collect food, water, supplies, and donation to assist survivors of Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles and other parts of Southwest Louisiana.

KOUNTZE —Through the Farm Bureau Feeding Texas Co-op Contribution Program, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) and county Farm Bureaus donated $333,793 to feed families in local communities.


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Just look at her hands. A grandmother’s hands. A mother’s hands. A wife’s hands.

Jerry Dale Sangwin, 53, of Spurger, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born in Kountze.

Mark Randall Wallace, 61, of Beaumont, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Betty Jo Cunningham, 72, of Spurger, passed away Monday, September 14, 2020.

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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

P.O. Box 547
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270