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HARDIN COUNTY — Two candidates are seeking the Republican spot in the November general election for Precinct 3 commissioner.

LUFKIN — Hot summer temperatures mean high utility bills. For those living on limited income this burden can be major. Families have also been impacted by loss of income due to the pandemic.

BEAUMONT — Lamar University President Kenneth Evans announced the Lamar University students who earned places on the President’s List for the 2020 spring semester.

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During my 45 years as a newspaper owner, I have worked on, participated in, or sponsored many civic projects. They have been some of the highlights of those years.


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PHILADELPHIA — Former Kountze and Baylor football standout Grayland Arnold is hard at work in Houston with footwork trainer, Rischad Whitfield, while the NFL works around COVID-19, according to Phi

LUMBERTON — Lumberton High School became the sixth school with a confirmed positive case of a student or staff member participating in summer workouts.

BEAUMONT – After an offseason full of unknowns and question marks, the Lamar University football team took a step toward normalcy as approximately 85 players returned to campus June 29.

AUSTIN— All Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement offices statewide and the license and registration office at the Austin headquarters are reopen to customers with appointments.



Rita Peterson is presented a certificate for 25 years of service in the 356th Judicial District Court by Judge Steve Thomas on June 9.


The Silsbee and Lumberton Police Department staff was treated to a Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch on June 18 by several local and area businesses.


People of all ages gathered at Waldo Matthews Park for a Juneteenth Celebration. There was plenty of food and live music for everyone to enjoy, along with a speech by Rev. Carl J.D.

Johnston ends more than 40 years in education, focusing on other ventures

After more than 40 years of education, Mary Catherine Johnston will turn her attention to another field she loves and treasures.


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Helen Marie Cook Parks passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 2, 2020.

O’De Jacqueline “Jackie” Guthrie, 88, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020. She was born in Kilgore.

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Travis Lee Moore Jr., known to family and friends as “Doone or Doonie”, passed away on July 4, 2020, at the age of 58 years.

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James Curtis Alford Sr., 81, of Silsbee, Texas passed away on Monday, March 2, 2020 at MD Anderson Hospital in Houston.

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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

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