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Three Hardin County high schools were ranked among the 800 best high schools in Texas, according to the 2019 U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools which was released recently.

Funeral services for a Silsbee firefighter who died from cancer was held June 8 at the Silsbee High School Auditorium.

Two people credit their dogs for awaking them and escaped injury when a fire broke out and destroyed their wood home located at the intersection of FM 92 and County Road 4700, south of Fred on June

KOUNTZE — The Kountze ISD Board of Trustees spent approximately three hours in executive session during the June 10 regular meeting, deliberating the renewal of Superintendent John Ferguson’s cont

Sports

District 25-2A coaches released the 2019 All-District baseball team and 10 players from Evadale was selected.

David Campbel’s Texas Football preseason Top 10 for Class 4A Division 2 was announced last week. The magazine has the Silsbee Tigers ranked No. 3 behind No. 1 Pleasant Grove and No. 2 Jasper.

LUMBERTON — Former Lumberton High School softball standout Kennedy Cline was drafted as the 45th pick by Moh-Beel! USA in the 2019 American Softball Association (ASBA) Draft.

As a young man, Curt Woodard’s goal in life was to be a soldier.

The son of a football coach made his career choice early and was ready to act on it after he graduated in 1998.

Lifestyle

Teachers live with a heart not only to teach students the curriculum required, but be an inspiration of hope and understanding for a moment their students’ future may hold.

LUMBERTON — Sonia Cain, director of the Big Thicket Cooperative, announced her resignation this week.

Silsbee Police Department Assistant Chief Shawn Blackwell announced that Blake Brewer is the newest officer.

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Health Department will conduct a Food Handler Class on Tuesday, June 25, at 8:30 a.m. in the Hardin County Annex Building, 1135 Redwood.

Obituaries

Jessie William Lee, 62, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born in Trenton, Florida. No services are planned at this time.

Edward “Harrell” Holland, 83, of Spring, Texas passed away Tuesday, June 4th after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Cedric Z. Irvin, 48, of Silsbee, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Beaumont.

Douglas Theodore Langford Sr., 85, of Kountze, passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at Kountze Nursing Center in Kountze.

Photo Galleries

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
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