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Commissioners Court holding special meeting

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Commissioners Court will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 29.

AUSTIN – Data from the Texas Workforce Commission suggests that Texas upstream oil and natural gas employment expanded by 3,100 jobs in June - the fifth best single-month performance in over five y

Chamber Corner

The Sour Lake Chamber of Commerce has been bustling this summer, adding 7 new members just this month: Mosquito Authority, Broken M Trucking, Stormie's Sno-n-Go Shaved Ice Shop, Professional Health

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:


Buckner tabbed as athletic director, head football coach

EVADALE — The Evadale ISD school board voted earlier this month to approve Jay Buckner as the new athletic director/head football coach.

The first day of practice for high school football and volleyball begins Monday, Aug. 2, according to the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

Staley takes over SHS cross country teams

SILSBEE — Former Newton High School softball standout Addison Staley has joined the Silsbee High School coaching staff and is the new cross country coach.

Camps available at Silsbee High School


AUSTIN – The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) invites nominations for its 2021 archival awards.

Former Silsbee resident publishes first children’s book

A former Silsbee resident has recently published her first children’s book.

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Tuesday, Aug. 3

A new study suggests the majority of Americans plan to get in touch with Mother Nature on their summer getaways this year.


Remona Wright, 80, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was born in Hornbeck, Louisiana to L.V. Jones Byrd and Andrew Byrd.

April Suzanne Clark, 47, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Dr. Rex Richard Mahlman, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in Lumberton.

Julia Fukuda Cotton, 90, of Spring and formerly of Port Arthur, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021. She was born in Port Arthur to Emma Anderson Fukuda and Frank Fukuda.

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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
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