Lifestyle

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22
Feb

Silsbee run club helps keep kids fit

Silsbee Elementary teacher Gini Barton had recently taken up running as a hobby of sorts, but it was just recently that she mulled the idea to take it a step further. “I had never run before, but it was something that I started to help teach my own children with the lessons that winning doesn’t always matter,” she said. “It was a way to show my son that finishing a race, no matter what place, is what matters the most.”

 

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Wed
22
Feb

Social Security created as a system of old age benefits

In 1935, Congress passed and Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law the “Social Security Act.” This law created “a system of Federal old-age benefits” for workers and their families. In 1956, the law was amended to also provide disability benefits.[3] [4] * Social Security is composed of two separate entities: The “Old-Age and Survivors Insurance” program and the “Disability Insurance” program. Each program has separate finances handled through two separate trust funds. For the purpose of simplicity, the figures shown below reflect the combination of both programs unless otherwise stated.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Seaman honored by commissioners

By Sue Woodard

United States Coast Guard Seaman Justin Baker was honored at the Feb. 13 meeting of the Hardin County Commissioner’s Court. The court passed a resolution commending Baker for his distinguished service to the USCG, the citizens of the United States of America and Hardin County, Texas, and thanked him for his continued service and dedication.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Sour Lake Truckville supports local high school band

By Meagan Moore

The Lumberton Raiders Band Boosters Club is slowing earning and gaining back funds to help pay off bills after the embezzlement of their funds by the once secretary treasurer of the club, Helen Cox. Cox, 46 of Lumberton, was arrested on Thursday, December 1, 2016 for embezzling a little over $70,000 from the LHS Band Boosters organization, most of the money being spent at three different casinos in three different states.

 

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Wed
08
Feb

CASA is topic at Mu Upsilon Chapter

CASA Resource Development Coordinator Christy Heisner was guest speaker at Mu Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International’s February 2, 2017 meeting at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Heisner shared basic information about becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA, as well as some broad information about how cases are handled. Glenn Graham accompanied Heisner to share some personal experiences as a caseworker.

 

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01
Feb
Wed
01
Feb

Chamber of Commerce

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, owners, and employees of Moore Chevrolet gathered, Friday for a ribbon cutting that honored the renaming of the local auto business. The company has operated in Silsbee under a variety of names.
 
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Wed
25
Jan

Regional planning commission hosted its annual meeting

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) recently hosted its 45th Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m. The Annual Meeting was held at the City of Beaumont Event Centre, 700 Crockett Street, Beaumont, Texas. The SETRPC is a voluntary association of local governments established in June 1970 that includes Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties.
 
Wed
25
Jan

Honor students named at Baylor University

More than 3, 900 Baylor University students were named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2016 fall semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
 
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Wed
18
Jan

Stover Family donates land for the Big Thicket National Preserve

By Mary Bernard
 

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