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CRIME

Spurger man arrested on child indecency charges

IVANHOE – Ivanhoe City Marshal Terry Riley reported his office recently wrapped up an investigation and made an arrest on a Spurger man, which resulted in two felony-level child sex crime …

Stanley announces candidacy for Pct. 2 commissioner

It is with great excitement that I am announcing my candidacy for Hardin County Commissioner Pct. No. 2.  My name is Stanley Gibson I was born in Kountze, Texas to my parents Billie Spurlock …

Hardin County Sheriffs Report

The following information was released by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office recently. The Silsbee (SPD), Lumberton (LPD), Kountze (KPD), and Sour Lake (SLPD) Police Departments, along with …

Kirkendall seeking re-election as commissioner

It is with great joy that I announce my reelection to continue to serve the citizens of Hardin County Precinct 2 as your County Commissioner. Since being elected to an open seat, I have gained …
Sports
POWERLIFTING

LHS boys, girls compete at Vidor Meet

VIDOR — In their first meet of the year, the Lumberton Raiders took second place in the annual Vidor Meet on Jan. 13 at Vidor High School. Lumberton had 12 boys competing in Class …

Lady Raiders 1-2, Silsbee winless at tournaments

KATY — The Lumberton Lady Raiders posted a 1-2 mark at the annual I-10 Shootout at Morton Ranch High School on Jan. 13-15. Lumberton was defeated by Bridgeland, 2-0, in their first game. The …

Tigers escape with 61-58 win over WO-S

WEST ORANGE — With time running out, Dre’lon Miller sank a 3-pointer far beyond the arc as the No. 3 Silsbee Tigers edged the upset-minded West Orange-Stark Mustangs with a 61-58 win in …

Pair of LHS seniors sign to play softball, cheer

LUMBERTON — A pair of Lumberton High School seniors will continue their athletic careers and education at the next level. A signing ceremony was held Jan. 5 for softball player Halle …
Obituaries
    • Carolyn Cartwright Young

      Carolyn Cartwright Young, 71, of Silsbee, passed away Wednes- day, January 12, 2022 at St. Eliza- beth Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral service …

    • Deborah Milligan

      Deborah Marie “Deb” Milligan, 62, of Spurger, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022. She was born in Kountze to Verna West Hooks …

    • BeBe Jones

      Belinda Gail “BeBe” Jones, 62, of Silsbee passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022. She was born on November 19, 1959 in Kountze, Texas to …

    • Harwell Coleman

      Harwell Coleman, 83, of Dallas, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home. He was born in Kountze to Reverend Evelt Alonzo Coleman and …

    • LeRoy Scharber

      LeRoy Scharber was born on April 26, 1934 in Kountze to Katie and Poncho Scharber. He passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was preceded …

    • Billy Flowers

      Billy Gerald Flowers Sr., 92 of Kountze, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022. He was born in Village Mills to Rosie Stott Flowers and Charlie …

    • Beatrice Hackemack

      Beatrice Evelyn “Bea” Frizzell Hackemack, 81, of Fred, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in …

    • Delano Reeves

      Delano Cleon “Del” Reeves, 86, of Lumberton, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022. He was born in McComb, Mississippi to Bennie …

    • Ronnie Lucas

      Ronnie Paul Lucas, 62, of Martin, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home. He was born in Silsbee and was a truck …

Lifestyle

You’re using more water than you think

What is your water footprint? When it comes to water use and conservation, we typically think of the water we directly use in our daily life: bathing, laundry, dishes, toilets, etc. Your water …

Tips for managing holiday stress, sadness

COLLEGE STATTION — While the holidays are a time of joy and sharing, they can also be a time of significant physical and mental stress. Managing holiday stress requires setting priorities …

Matthews inducted into Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas Hall of Fame

NACOGDOCHES — A Hardin County resident was among 10 people inducted in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas Hall of Fame 2020 and 2021 classes during an induction ceremony on Nov. …

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 …