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10
May
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Silsbee student places sixth in literary criticism

By Meagan Moore

A Silsbee High School student placed sixth in state at the UIL competition for Literary Criticism. She has worked hard to achieve many goals throughout her years participating in UIL competitions.

Sarah Harper grew up in Silsbee and started participating in UIL as soon as it was offered. In second grade, she worked with Ms. Sapp in creative writing. That far back, Harper can only remember that she did well in creative writing, but she doesn’t fully remember what awards she won.

 

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Wed
03
May
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Silsbee Garden Club unites with SISD

The Silsbee Garden Club wanted to do something special for its community, so one of the things they decided was to donate trees to the schools that wanted a tree for Arbor Day. After contacting the school and getting approval, a teacher each from Silsbee Middle School and Silsbee High School contacted Garden Club secretary Joy Martindale to inform her the type of trees they would like planted.

The Garden Club committee that was appointed for this task included Cynthia Roberts, Judy Erdman, Patsy Gerngross, Joy Martindale and Margaret Fox. The Silsbee Garden Club donated a river birch tree to the Silsbee Middle School and a pecan tree to the Silsbee High School. The trees were planted on Arbor Day — Friday, April 28.

 

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Wed
26
Apr
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Grambling State University

The Faculty and Graduating Class of Grambling State University are pleased to announce Blake Leah Land as a candidate for the degree of Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing. May 12, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

 

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Wed
19
Apr
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Silsbee High School HVAC students participated in a Skills USA competition last week.

Silsbee High School HVAC students participated in a Skills USA competition last week. Blake Clark earned a district silver medal and state bronze medal in HVAC; Hunter Corn earned 4th place district and state bronze medal in technical employ-ability; and Dustin Stewart earned district gold medal in HVAC.

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Wed
12
Apr
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

 

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