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Silsbee ISD officials will start looking for a new high school principal.

Silsbee High School junior Honestee Holman won the Class 4A girls’ triple jump at the UIL State Track and Field Championship on May 11 at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

 

The votes were canvassed, and the new mayor and councilmember were sworn during a special meeting of the Silsbee City Council on May 13 at City Hall.

KOUNTZE — Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said the his department has made “good strides in the Spindletop Center’s Assistance, Stabilization and Prevention Program (ASAP).

Sports

TRACK & FIELD | STATE MEET

AUSTIN — For the third year in a row, Silsbee High School has produced a Class 4A state champion in track and field.

FOOTBALL

NEWTON — Former athletic director and head coach W.T. Johnson, who led the Newton Eagles to back-to-back state championships in 2017 and 2018, died May 11.

BASEBALL | AREA PLAYOFFS

COLLEGE SIGNING

Silsbee High School senior Brandis Bass signed a letter of intent to play women’s volleyball at Wharton County Junior College on May 3 in the SHS Auditorium.

Lifestyle

Silsbee High School junior Amber Mckinzy impressed AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) officials after she was selected as a National winner in its Speaker Contest held in January.

KOUNTZE — During the May, Spur Boot Shine, located in the Hardin County Courthouse, is sponsoring a “Summer Food Drive and Fundraiser” benefiting the Southeast Texas Food Bank which serves Hardin C

Four Lumberton High School seniors signed letters of intent to further their athletic careers and education during a ceremony May 1 in the LISD Performing Arts Center.

BEAUMONT — Lamar University is one of only four Texas universities being recognized for improvements in its fouryear graduation rate.

Obituaries

Kevin Dodd, 53, of Houston, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Bennie Lewis McNaughten, 84, of Silsbee, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his home.

James A. Ferguson Jr., 60, of Evadale, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019. He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jaunita Wilkerson Gay, 92, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, May 10, 2019. She was born in Selma, Alabama.

Photo Galleries

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

P.O. Box 547
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270