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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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Wed
04
Oct
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Lumberton rezones land for assisted living facility

By Tim Collins

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council rezoned a portion of the land on North L.H.S. Drive, Sept. 25, at the request of Riceland Senior Living, a division of Riceland Health Care.

The request included authorization for an assisted living facility at the back of the property, with the front entrance flanked by two commercial buildings, according to city manager Steve Clark.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Former Silsbee woman is feature author in Galveston

Former Silsbee woman, Jas T. Ward, will be the featured author at a book signing at the Strand Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 28th from 5 to 7 p.m.

She will have copies of her new book “Soul Bound: The Warrior” available there for signing.

This is just the latest of several best sellers that she has written.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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LU awarded $1.8 million to enhance school counselor mental health training program

BEAUMONT – Lamar University has been awarded a $1.8 million fouryear grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Bureau of Health Workforce Education and Training to implement an interdisciplinary model for behavioral health prevention and intervention in local area schools and agencies.

The College of Education and Human Development’s School Counseling Program was awarded the funding for training school counselors by establishing a program called “IMPaCT: Integrative Mentoring Partnerships and Crisis Teams.”

 

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Wed
13
Sep
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Free school meals authorized in federal disaster areas

Ag Commissioner authorizes free school meals in federal disaster areas Students in Silsbee, Evadale, Kountze and Lumberton school districts will be provided free meals the remainder of September.

Because of the flooding from Harvey, the starting date for the first day of classes was pushed back two weeks to Sept. 11. Classes were originally set to begin Aug. 28.

 

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