News

Capital Highlights 12/01/2021

Samsung taps Taylor for new plant Electronic giant Samsung announced last week that it will build a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in the Central Texas town of Taylor, about 40 miles …

Hardin County Health Inspector ReJena Bolton released the following information for the month of October 2021:

Whataburger – 401 North Main, Lumberton – all specifications met – earned a perfect score of 100 Crazy Jose’s – 951 South Main, Lumberton – some minor …

VA Regional Office provides veterans with in-person benefits assistance

HOUSTON — The Houston Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Office encourages Veterans and their family members to take advantage of in-person opportunities to speak with Veterans …

Nichols files for re-election

AUSTIN - Last week, State Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed for re-election for Texas Senate District 3. The newly redrawn district covers much of the existing district including the …
Sports

Ten Lions named all-district

KOUNTZE – Ten players from the Kountze Lions’ bi-district finalist team were named to the 2012 12-3A Division 2 All-District Football Team, which was released by district coaches …

Nine boys and girls team competing at Evadale Invitational Tournament

EVADALE — Some of Southeast Texas’ boys and girls basketball teams from Class 2A, 3A and 4A will participate in the annual Evadale Invitational Basketball Tournament this Thursday, Friday …

Lady Raiders sink Lady Bucs

LUMBERTON — School may have been out for the Thanksgiving holidays, but there was plenty of high school girls’ basketball action last week. After a 92-39 loss to No. 1-ranked Hardin …

Tigers beat pair of ranked teams over holiday break

HOUSTON — Despite the Thanksgiving break, all of the area boys’ basketball teams were on the court for non-district action. The No. 2 Silsbee Tigers won a game at the Thanksgiving …
Obituaries
    • Arthur Spangler

      Arthur Leon Spangler, 77, of Woodville passed away Monday, November 22, 2021. He was born on August 28, 1944 in Jasper, Texas. Arthur was a …

    • Sharon Gore

      Sharon Kay Gore was born September 13, 1956 in Groves, Texas and passed away November 27, 2021 in Beaumont, Texas.  She was a former …

    • Mark Vincent

      Stephen (Mark) Vincent, 63, of Silsbee, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Mark was born on August 16, …

    • Alda Grubbs

      Alda Josephine “Jo” Grubbs, 81, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. She was born in Spearman to James H. Sutherland …

    • Joe Vassar

      Joe G. Vassar, 92, of Kountze, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Graveside service was at 2 p.m. …

    • Sheila Melder

      Sheila Ann Melder, 53, of Warren, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Graveside service will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at Hinson …

    • Mary Ruth Tortoris

      Mary Ruth Tortoris, 97, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. Mary Ruth was born …

    • William Earl Courts

      William Earl Courts, 72, of Kountze, Texas entered his eternal heavenly home Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born to Pete and Lounell Courts …

    • J.N. “Jay” Collier

      J.N. “Jay” Collier, 88, of Silsbee, TX, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021. Jay was born on August 1, 1933, in Silsbee to …

Lifestyle

Farm Bureau survey shows cost of Thanksgiving meal increasing

WACO — A traditional Thanksgiving meal will cost Texans more this year as the prices for staple foods and specialty items are on the rise. Shoppers can expect to pay over $50 for the …

Workforce forums highlight industry concerns, opportunities

BEAUMONT — Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Workforce analysts recently brought together representatives from the Hospitality and Construction industries to discuss business needs and …

CHURCH NEWS 10/13/21

Award-winning group                coming to Spurger church SPURGER — The First Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing concert with the Dove …
TYLER COUNTY

Harvest Festival returns after hiatus

WOODVILLE – Following a forced hiatus due to the coronavirus, the Harvest Festival is returning to Heritage Village. The festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, and this …

SWC holds September meeting

SILSBEE — The Silsbee Woman’s Club (SWC) met in September with a luncheon and games.  The program was on Texas Heritage with Sue Johnson as chairman and hostesses Emily Holt …