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Wed
20
Sep

Blood drive in memory of Hinkie is successful

By Dannie Oliveaux

Forty-seven units of blood were collected from 43 donors during the Sept. 14 blood drive at the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department headquarters, according to Denise Duke, donor recruit for LifeShare Blood Centers.

The blood drive was in memory of late Assistant Chief Jay Hinkie, who was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 2. He worked for SVFD for 26 years as a firefighter.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

BTNP gives flood recovery update, visitor center open

KOUTZE – A few short weeks ago Tropical Storm Harvey left its mark on Southeast Texas, the Big Thicket National Preserve experienced unprecedented flooding, with most waterways reaching flooding levels not previously experienced, according to spokesman Jason A. Ginder

Flood waters threatened the preserve’s infrastructure along the Neches River, Turkey Creek, Village Creek, Cypress Creek, Pine Island Bayou and other lesser known drainages.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Distributing to the needy

A lot of people donated water and supplies to people in Hardin County. Michael Merritt was one of those who helped distribute the supplies last week. When the action cleared out in Silsbee, Merritt loaded up cases of water and cleaning supplies to take to people in need in Vidor.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Feeding and serving others

The Lively family and friends at the Church of Christ in Franklin, Texas loaded up and headed to Silsbee to work last weekend. The group brought cleaning supplies, water and all types of items from food to chain saws.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

Harvey brings communities together

By Dannie Oliveaux

HARDIN COUNTY – As Tropical Storm Harvey soaked Southeast Texas and force many people out of their home, churches and other volunteer groups rallied to help those in need.

Pastor Arthur Smith of the Faith Temple Church of God in Christ Church in Silsbee headed up a temporary shelter in the YYAFA in Silsbee.

He left his home in Beaumont last Tuesday and has been at the shelter ever since. It opened at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 and is scheduled to close on Friday, Sept. 8.

 

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Wed
30
Aug

Commissioner authorizes Missed School Day waivers for districts affected by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced Tuesday that school districts – including those in Hardin and Jasper counties – and charters within Gov. Greg Abbott’s 58-county disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey can submit Missed School Day Waivers for any scheduled instructional days missed this week due to recent adverse weather conditions.

“Hurricane Harvey hit our state as many districts prepared to begin the new school year. In some communities, the school year was already underway,” said Morath. “High winds, heavy rains and flooding have had a devastating effect on campuses throughout a large portion of Texas. Along with everyone at the Texas Education Agency, we stand ready to assist our schools in the weeks ahead.”

 

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Wed
30
Aug

Hardin County Camera Club contest winners

The Hardin County Camera Club met Aug. 1 at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee and the monthly contest was "Scenery." The winners were (left to right) Lloyd Smith, first and second place; Pake Johnson, third; and Sherry Gibson, was honorable Mention. On Aug. 1, a representative from InFocus in Orange held a discussion on Black and white photography. The Hardin County Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday each month at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church of Silsbee.

 

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Wed
23
Aug

Patrons enjoy ‘BBQ and Bluegrass’ at Farmer’s Market and Trade Days

By Christy L. Heisner

It may have been a hot August day, but the Silsbee Farmer's Market and Trade Day was open and ready for business on Aug 19.

There were a variety of vendors from fresh veggies to jewelry. This month's theme was "BBQ & Bluegrass." Two Bluegrass groups performed throughout the morning.

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Wed
23
Aug

Renfro wins Best of Show at artist competition

Best of Show for the annual 2017 Pineywoods Artists Competition at the Ice House Museum was awarded Saturday, Aug. 12 to Joyce Renfro.

Renfro swept the show with her painting, “Sunday Best.” As winner, she will have a solo show in 2018. 

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Wed
16
Aug

Music couple making Silsbee home

An out-of-state couple is making their way to Silsbee – music note by music note, as they are getting ready to settle down and start their lives in Southeast Texas.

Monte Gaylord and Tawni Morris will be performing at Silsbee Farmer’s Market and Trade Day on Saturday, Aug  19. They also most recently performed at the LIFT summer performance at the high school.

 

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