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Wed
11
Oct
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Pines’ future undecided following damage from Harvey

By Tim Collins

The Pines Theater sat empty, Saturday, as its employees held a final goodbye party.

Rumors as to whether the theater will permanently close or not have reverberated through Silsbee since the theater suffered damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey in late August.

The theater’s only projector was damaged due to heavy rainfall the night of the storm, according to second assistant manager Raven Freeman.

 

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Wed
11
Oct
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Donuts, ice cream coming to Lumberton

Workers were on hand to gut the old Pizza Hut building in Lumberton, preparing the location for a new Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins on South Main Street in Lumberton.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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SHS Jazz Band members to competition

Silsbee High School Jazz Band members advanced to the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Jazz Area Competition announced this week. The members include (front row, from left), Brianna Gray, Emily Humphrey, Cody Trahan, Kamryn Harper, Braydon Kiser; and (back row, from left), Andrea Moore, Jakob Duke, Brandon Stumpf, Matthew Davis and Hunter Wood. Humphrey,

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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LU Class of 1967 celebrates 50th Reunion

BEAUMONT -- Lamar University will host a 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 30, to commemorate the last five decades of memories for that graduating class.

The reunion will begin with a Welcome Social at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Golden Circle luncheon at noon honoring the Class of 1924-1967. Festivities will also include campus tours, a meet-andgreet, a tour of the Spindletop- Gladys City Boomtown Museum, a pre-game party, and the LU vs. Nicholls State football game.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Fred woman wins $1,000 from game

Three Brookshire Brothers shoppers have more money in their pockets after competing in “Money Bag Game Live” at the Texas State Forest Festival.

The three qualified for the contest during Brookshire Brothers 12 Week Summer Promotion – The Price is Right. On Saturday, Sept. 23, Phillip Solly, Misty Lee and Kathryn Johnson each played the game in front of a live audience in the hopes of winning a million dollars.

 

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Wed
20
Sep
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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