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A former Silsbee High School graduate’s debut novel hits bookstores and Amazon on March 18.

The Silsbee Woman’s Club monthly meeting was held recently at the Ice House Museum.

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Jamie Youngblood was named as the Robbie Reeves Memorial Teacher of the Year at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Banquet. . PHOTO BY DANNY RENEAU | SILSBEE BEE

AUSTIN — In an unexpected move, Gov.

Sports

PORT NECHES — The Silsbee Lady Tigers were part of the annual Port Neches-Groves Softball Tournament on Feb. 25-27.

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CLEVELAND — The Lumberton Raiders’ historic season came to a close as they lost to the Huffman Hargrave Falcons, 68- 34, in the Class 4A Region 3 quarterfinals on Feb.

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CROCKETT — The unranked Waco LaVega Lady Pirates handed the No. 11 Lumberton Lady Raiders as 64-61 heart-breaking loss in the Class 4A Region 3 semifinal action on Feb.

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The season ends in less than two weeks, and one team has locked down the No. 1 seed in the District 21-4A.

The No. 6 Lumberton Lady Raiders are perfect in the district standings at 9-0.

Lifestyle

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The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Feb. 12 for the Self Love Club.

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Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sonja Kelly, along with 2021 Chamber President Bridgett Gilder and 2021 Chamber Secretary/Treasurer Jamie Hopkins went around town announcing the a

BEAUMONT — Lamar University Professor Dr. Stuart Wright is the coeditor of a book compiled by a team of international scholars.

KOUNTZE — The Big Thicket Natural Heritage Trust continues to help grow and protect the Big Thicket National Preserve and conservation lands across Southeast Texas.

Obituaries

Billie Joe Bates Reedy, 65, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born in Louisiana to Bill and Bessie Bates.

Glenn O’Neil Joseph Gonsoulin, 74, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2021 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Ruby Charline Smart, 88, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021. She was born in Silsbee to Ruby Cook Hargraves and Charles Paul Hargraves.

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Jessie Lee “Billie” Jones, 92, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours Friday, February 19, 2021. She was born February 13, 1929, in Kirbyville, Texas, to Vera and Arthur Falkner.

Photo Galleries

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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
Fax: 409-385-5270