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Wed
03
Jan
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Abbott declares ‘School Board Recognition Month’

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has declared January as “School Board Recognition Month.”

“In Texas, we place immense value in our youth. We protect them, guide them, and are always working toward a better tomorrow to secure our young people’s bright and precious futures,” said Abbott. “We also understand the tremendous value of education in young people’s lives and strive to ensure our state provides our youth with the opportunity to receive a rigorous and well-rounded education that will function as the foundation upon which their dreams will be built into reality.

 

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Wed
27
Dec
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KHS guest speaker

Edward Realzola, of Sam Houston State University, shared information on Big Thicket biodiversity to Kountze High School students on Dec. 20. Approximately 125 teens learned about the scientific process and his inventory work with whirligig beetles. Realzola spent several weeks in December at the Big Thicket National Preserve’s Field Research Station in Saratoga completing his Thicket of Diversity research.

 

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Wed
20
Dec
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SHS robotics team heads to state

The Silsbee High School’s robotics team, GOLD!, competed in the Pasadena ISD VEX In the Zone tournament at the Lewis Career and Technical High School and emerged as tournament champions from a field of 40 teams on Dec. 9.

The win advances the team to the VEX Robotics state championship tournament in February. This is Silsbee High School’s second year to compete in VEX Robotics, an international competition that yearly culminates in a world championship with representation from more than 40 countries

 

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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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