Lifestyle

Wed
26
Apr

Mitchael honored for serving community

By Meagan Moore

It came as a surprise and honor to Barry Mitchael who received Citizen of the Year from the Kountze Chamber Commerce at the banquet on April 18. In the program it stated that Kountze is a richer community with Mitchael as its member, as he has served the city in numerous ways.

Mitchael was born and raised in Kountze, only moving off for one year when he trained and received his license to be a firefighter. Before becoming a firefighter, he did work in construction for a little while. 

 

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Wed
26
Apr

Read Ice awarded for contributions to community

By Meagan Moore

More than 150 people were in attendance at this year’s Kountze Chamber of Commerce Banquet, and after many nominations from the community and from members of the chamber, Read Ice was selected to be this year’s Business of the Year award winner.

According to what was written in the pamphlet, Read Ice is a wholesale ice company that was established in 1988 by Mr. Bull Read and has done much for the community. It is now operated by Jeremy Kunk, Read’s son-in-law, who purchased it in 2009 from Read. Kunk had worked for Read while in high school and a little bit while he was in college.

 

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Wed
19
Apr

Cemetery meeting set for April 29

The annual meeting of Old Hardin Cemetery in Kountze will be held on Sat., April 29, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the cemetery.

This meeting will be to elect directors for the next three-year term, discuss new rules and general discussion about the cemetery.

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Wed
19
Apr

Free adult ESL life skills program April 18

Silsbee Independent School District will be sponsoring free adult ESL life skills classes every Tuesday starting April 18 through May 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The classes will be held at the Silsbee High School Cafeteria located at 1575 Hwy. 96 N in Silsbee. However, the classes are first come first serve, and only the first 25 to RSVP to Jennifer Feather at Jennifer.Feather@silsbeeisd.org will be able to attend.

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Wed
12
Apr

Sanner honored for years of dedication to cemetery

The Village Mills Cemetery Association put in a request to Hardin County Precinct 2 Commissioner Chris Kirkendall to rename Village Mills Cemetery Road to George Sanner Road.

Sanner, 88, has voluntarily provided maintenance and upkeep at the cemetery for more than 25 years and members of the cemetery association felt this was a fitting way to honor him.

 

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Wed
12
Apr

KISD’s driver Burchfield honored

By Meagan Moore

Beverly Burchfield was recently honored by PCAT as the 2016-2017 PCAT Bus Driver of the Year for Kountze ISD. The award was presented to Ms. Beverly Burchfield by Jeff Freeman, director of maintenance and operations, John Ferguson, superintendent, on April 7, 2017 at Kountze ISD Transportation Department. Ms. Burchfield has been employed by KISD and has driven a bus since 1999. The award was based upon multiple driver attributes: Leadership, Attitude, Perseverance, Student and Parent Relationships, and Technical Skill.

 

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Wed
05
Apr

Business honored by Spurger ISD

Spurger-Citizens State Bank was honored by district leaders for its outstanding support of students and schools in Spurger ISD.

“We are grateful for the generosity of Citizens State Bank and its commitment to help make a real difference for our kids and this community,” said Kendall Smith, Spurger ISD Superintendent.

 

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Wed
05
Apr

Chamber of Commerce

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, along with representatives from the Silsbee City Council and Silsbee Police Department, helped welcome a new business to Silsbee, Ewe in the Loop, located at 130 E. Avenue H.

 

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Wed
29
Mar

Texas State Rifle Association Applauds the Texas Senate for Passing Senate Bill 16

Austin, TX – The Texas State Rifle Association (TSRA), the state’s largest firearms and shooting sports organization, released the following statement about the Texas Senate passing Senate Bill 16.

“The Texas State Rifle Association is proud of the 26 members of the Texas Senate who voted to pass Senate Bill 16. SB 16, authored by Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston), prevents law-abiding Texans from being priced out of getting their License To Carry,” said Doug DuBois, TSRA Executive Director.

 

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Wed
29
Mar

Commissioners recognize longtime employees

The Hardin County Commissioner’s Court meeting was held on Monday, March 27, and the main focus of this particular meeting was recognition.

Recognition of the State Champions Silsbee Tigers basketball team, Coach Joe Sigler and his staff, was the first order of business during a special called meeting at 9 a.m.

 

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