Community/Schools

Wed
12
Apr

Private School funding bill passes Senate

Since 2003, every “First Tuesday” of the month, doctors and medical students from around the state come to the Capitol to lobby on behalf of their profession and patients. These individuals provide an invaluable service to our state and I look forward to working with them for many years to come.

Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:

 

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Wed
05
Apr

Holt tosses hat into ring for SISD Place 2

My name is Janis Holt, and I am running for re-election to the Silsbee ISD School Board, Place 2. My family and I have lived in the Silsbee community for almost 24 years, and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lamar University, with specializations in English and History.

 

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Wed
29
Mar

Riedinger running for Silsbee ISD

My name is Melissa Riedinger, and I am currently running for Position 2 of the Silsbee ISD School Board.

I am running for school board because I believe that each and every child living within Silsbee school district should be given the highest quality of education possible. Every individual child deserves the opportunity to learn and grow to the highest extent in a quality school that individualizes teaching to the child rather than standards.

 

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Wed
22
Mar

Ferguson throws hat in for SISD board spot

My name is Derrell “D.J.” Ferguson, and I am announcing my candidacy for the the Silsbee Independent School District Board of Trustees Place 1. I am blessed beyond measure that God put this opportunity in front of me.

You never realize how big Silsbee really is until you try to stop by as many homes as you possibly can in an effort to let people know your views. The conversations always seem to start out with, “What makes you want to do this?” My answer is simple.

 

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Wed
15
Mar

Kountze High breeds musical talent in present, past years

At the regular Kountze Independent School District Board of Trustees meeting, the board, KHS Principal Chet Deaver, and KHS Band Director Bobby Fife presented plaques to five students who went above and beyond by making the Texas All State Band.

The KHS King’s Regiment Band has accomplished many over the years, influencing past and present students to pursue music outside of high school.

Counts alumni who are now band directors include Hanna Daniel, Blake Corkill, Patrick Conn, and Kayla Hargraves. Alumni who are currently music majors, all attending Lamar University, include Kade Shawver, Meagan Tantillo, Connie Cormier, Kaylee West, and Ashley Puckitt.

 

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Wed
08
Mar

Kountze High School robotics team may be wild card at World’s

By Meagan Moore

Kountze High School robotics team, the Dapper Dans, competed in the VEX Robotics Competition, which is a series of events designed to test student ingenuity and adaptability through a tournament season.

According to Zack Hansel, coach and overseer for the KHS team, each year the new objectives lead to different set of design challenges. This year, the goal was to make a robot that could gather large foam jacks, or stars, and cube pillow and toss them over a fence that is dividing one team’s side from another faster than the opposing team.

There were seasonal games where the Dapper Dans were paired with and against random robots to determine which seed the team ended up getting, a draft phase where they built their team out of the robots available, and elimination playoffs to determine the tournament champion.

 

Mon
06
Mar

Silsbee ISD Press Release

Silsbee ISD will have an early release from schools this Thursday at 1 p.m., and school will not be held on Friday due to the state basketball tournament in San Antonio. 

State basketball tournament tickets will go on sale at the Administration Building on the following dates: 

• Tuesday, March 7 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  (pending arrival of the tickets via Fed Ex) 

• Wednesday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets purchased on these dates will be $16. Tickets at the Alamodome box office will be $19. Tickets are only good for the Friday semifinal. If Silsbee wins on Friday, fans will have to go to the Alamodome box office to purchase tickets for the Saturday final, immediately following the Friday game. 

Silsbee vs. Argyle, 3 p.m., Friday, March 10 

Saturday Final, 7 p.m.

Wed
01
Mar

Business shows heart in face of sadness

By Meagan Moore

An anonymous caller reported a tip about a business in Silsbee who always shows their respect every time a funeral procession passes them by. Quick Hand Car Wash off of Hwy. 327 only has a handful of employees, but they never fail to stop what they are doing to line up on the side of the road with their hand over their hearts in respect for the deceased. “I just didn’t feel like it was right for them to keep working as a funeral passed by.” stated Orrin Butler, one of the co-owners of the car wash. “It’s just us trying to show our respect for the community.”

 

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Wed
22
Feb

Rotary Club gets educated on Early College HS program

Silsbee Early College High School Student Coordinator Mona Bodle and Principal Paul Trevino, made a presentation on Thursday, February 16 to the Hardin County Rotary Club on the newly implemented Early College Program at Silsbee High School. The program currently has 40 freshmen students enrolled with the opportunity to obtain 60 college credit hours by the end of their senior year.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Irvine honored by SETAC

Silsbee resident Jobie Irvine was recognized by the Southeast Texas Arts Council (SETAC) during their annual “Hearts for the Arts” celebration on Feb. 12. “Hearts for the Arts” honors outstanding artists and contributors to the arts from Hardin, Jefferson and Orange counties.

 

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