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Wed
13
Dec
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LISD student arrested for making terroristic threats

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton High School sophomore was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats after a “hit list” was discovered at the LHS alternative education building.

Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins said the student, who is in alternative education, was arrested Dec. 12. According to Lumberton ISD officials, the school was alert about 3 p.m. that a “hit list” had been discovered.

 

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Wed
06
Dec
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Libraries recovering from storm to receive new books

AUSTIN — Texas libraries recovering from Hurricane Harvey are about to receive 100 new books to help them rebuild their collections.

Thanks to the generosity of the Brownstone Book Fund of New York, libraries affected by the storm will be able to offer community residents new reading selections for children.

The Brownstone Book Fund reached out to Mark Smith, Director of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, to determine the best way of reaching the many libraries in the state dealing with Harvey and its aftermath.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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Newest SPD officer

Erica Owens (left) is the Silsbee Police Department’s newest officer after she was sworn in by Assistant Chief Shawn Blackwell (right) on Nov. 17 at City Hall. Owen officially started on Nov. 20. She is a native Texan and graduated from Parkway Christian School in Spring. Owens graduated from the East Texas Police Academy in Kilgore in June. Recently, she was working as a reserve police officer for the Onalaska Police Department. Owens is married and has one child. Her husband currently works for the Kountze Police Department.

 

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Wed
22
Nov
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Thanksgiving program

Local three-year-olds dressed as scarecrows and sang "If You're Happy and You Know It (Clap Your Hands)" at last Thursday's Thanksgiving event at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee.

 

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Wed
15
Nov
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Texas adds 256,100 jobs in past year

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas added an estimated 256,100 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year. There were overall job decreases of 7,300 in September, due largely to effects from Hurricane Harvey. Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.0 percent, down from 4.2 percent in August and remained below the national rate of 4.2 percent. Annual employment growth for Texas was 2.1 percent.

“Hurricane Harvey impacted overall job numbers in September, but the dynamic Texas economy has created jobs in 10 of 11 industries over the year,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “TWC remains focused on building and deploying all partnerships necessary to support the rebuilding of our communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey and to put our fellow Texans back to work.”

 

Wed
08
Nov
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Wreck delays classes at West Hardin schools

SARATOGA — An 18- wheel tractor-trailer overturned on State Highway 105 near West Hardin High School on Nov. 1.

The accident happened about 6 a.m. and the road was closed for several hours as crews cleared the roadway.

 

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Wed
01
Nov
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Research ecologist speaks to Kountze High School students

KOUNTZE — Dr. Beth Middleton of the U.S. Geological Survey ( USGS) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center in Lafayette, La., was a guest presenter to 1 50 Kountze High School students.

She shared information on “American Baldcypress Swamps and the Impacts of Climate Change.”

Middleton is president-elect of the Society of Wetland Scientists and a USGS researcher. She has researched cypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps and floodplain wetlands in sites all over the world.

 

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Wed
25
Oct
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Silsbee High students tell ‘Spooky Stories’

By Tim Collins

Mummies, pirates, werewolves and shambling monsters raced across the stage at the Ice House Museum, Monday night, to the delight of children aged from kindergarten to second grade.

Silsbee High School theater students spent the last couple weeks writing Halloweenthemed skits and tales for the children in conjunction with Silsbee ISD’s Performing Visual Arts Council for Monday night’s performance. 

“I think it went amazing,” Angie Brown, president of PVAC, said. “We were a little bit nervous at first because not too many kids had shown up, but then they started pouring in.”

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Local schools see gains, losses because of Harvey

By Tim Collins

Schools throughout Hardin County have reported gains and losses in the number of students enrolled in Silsbee, Lumberton, Kountze and Evadale due to displacement by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Silsbee ISD Superintendent Richard Bain said Silsbee has seen its highest enrollment “in years” at 2,856.

He said 34 students have been enrolled at Silsbee ISD due to displacement caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, but that Silsbee schools also lost a number of enrollees, making losses and gains attributable to Harvey a “wash.”

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Texas road trip mobil apps are available

AUSTIN — The Texas Historical Commission (THC) launched two new mobile app tours, “German Texans: Land, Freedom, Community” and “Texas: Forged of Revolution.”

The newest mobile app tours explore nearly 200 years of German cultural heritage, rediscover the widely known stories of Texas' most distinctive era, and introduce users to lesser-known heroes of the Texas Revolution, all from the convenience of a mobile device.

 

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