News

LISD Board hears ESL report, approves requests

LUMBERTON – The Lumberton ISD Board of Education met Oct. 7 for their regular monthly meeting. Trish McBride, ESL (English as a Second Language) coordinator, presented a report on the …

Court terminates contract with judicial software company

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Commissioners Court, with 2 members at a conference, held their first meeting of the month on Oct. 12 in the Hardin County Court Room. Precinct 1 Commissioner …

Board hears ESL report, approves requests

LUMBERTON – The Lumberton ISD Board of Education met Oct. 7 for their regular monthly meeting. Trish McBride, ESL (English as a Second Language) coordinator, presented a report on the …

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Sports

Lions hold on for win over Bulldogs

KOUNTZE -- The Kountze Lions got revenge on last year's loss to the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs with a 21-14 win in District 12-3A Division 2 action at Lion Stadium on Oct. 8. The game was tied 7-7 …

Raiders take first in Silver Division at Lake Houston Invite

HUFFMAN — Lumberton had six runners finish in the top 20 as the Raiders won the Silver Division (Class 4A and under) of the annual Lake Houston Invitational on Oct. 9 at Huffman Hargrave High …

Lady Tigers fall to Orangefield

ORANGEFIELD — Starting off the second half of the District 22-4A volleyball campaign with some flair, the Orangefield Lady Bobcats took care of the Silsbee Lady Tigers in quick fashion on Oct. …

Raiders open up district with big win over Lions

LUMBERTON -- Quarterback Lucas Powell threw 4 touchdown passes to different receivers and the defense held the Livingston Lions to a pair of scores as the Lumberton Raiders opened up District 10-4A …
Obituaries
    • Thelma Read

      Thelma Earline Read, 78, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. She was born in Kountze to Thelma Carroll Ripka and Walter Ripka …

    • Clyde Wright

      Clyde J. Wright, 84, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was born in Warren to George and Mary Wright. Funeral service …

    • Dorothy Jannise

      Dorothy Jean Jannise, 87, of Lumberton, died Saturday, October 9, 2021. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at …

    • Robert Russ

      Robert Wayne Russ, known to many as Bob Russ, died on October 08, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Silsbee, Texas on January 13, 1945 to …

    • John Derkits Jr.

      John James Derkits, Jr. passed away on October 5, 2021 at the age of 79.  His parents were John James Derkits, native of Austria and …

    • Steve O’Quinn

      Lovain Stephenson “Steve” O’Quinn, 76, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, October 8, 2021. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. …

    • Dorothy Riley

      Dorothy Jean Riley, 89, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. Funeral service was Monday, October 11 at Farmer Funeral Home in …

    • James Roland Gunter

      James Roland Gunter, 84, of Lumberton, died Sunday, October 10, 2021. He was born on June 28, 1937, in Bastrop, Louisiana, to Helen Bramlett …

    • Berl Slaydon

      Berl “Trey” Morris Slaydon III, 53, of Silsbee, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, …

Lifestyle

CHURCH NEWS 9/13/21

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 …

September offers a chance to celebrate overcoming substance use

LUFKIN — Between 2017 and 2019, some 1.4 million Texans were facing some kind of substance use disorder; that’s nearly 6 percent of the state’s residents over the age of 12, …

THC approves plans for Exhibition Hall and Collections Building

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo crossed a milestone in its efforts to improve the visitor experience and expand its exhibition facilities with the Texas Historical Commission’s approval of its new …