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BEAUMONT — A woman killed in a Valentine’s Day shooting was a former resident of Silsbee. The Beaumont Police Department reported Olivia Jones, 38, was found dead about 8:45 a.m.

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce announced the 2019 Business and Citizen of the Year winners on Feb. 19. Studio One (left photo) was selected as the Business of the Year.

Two Silsbee city council seats and one Silsbee ISD school board position have challengers facing them in the May 4 election.

Members of the Silsbee Fire Department and the Silsbee Police Department responded to a fire at 1360 Robinson Road in Silsbee at approximately at noon on Feb. 17.

Sports

Emery Maze (30) flies past a Yates’ defender for two of her game-high 30 points.

CHANNELVIEW – The Silsbee Lady Tigers are headed to the UIL Class 4A Region 3 tournament after they beat the Sweeny Lady Bulldogs, 52-38, in the regional quarterfinals on Feb.

JASPER — The Silsbee Lady Tigers won all six of their tournament games to capture the championship trophy at the Lake Area Classic at Jasper High School on Feb. 14-16.

LUFKIN — The Evadale Lady Rebels captured the championship of the Lady Hornets Softball Tournament on Feb. 14-16 at Hudson High School.

Lifestyle

LUMBERTON — Lumberton Primary School students recently participated in a UIL competition.

Those placing and participating were:

AUSTIN — The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) invites libraries and community non-profits to join in a statewide reading campaign.

Lee Baswell (left) and Andrew McDow were voted as Valentine’s Day Sweethearts at Silsbee Convalescent Center on Feb. 14.

BEAUMONT — Lamar University has launched a new campus app to keep students safer.

Obituaries

Ella Marie Brim, 83, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Susan Elaine Beyer Peddy, 48, passed away in February 2019. She was born in Houston.

Linda Diane Paine, 64, of Silsbee, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born on April 12, 1954 to Gladys Evans Patchin and Clarence Patchin.

Thurman Wilson White Jr., 77, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019.

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