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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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Wed
22
Mar

Silsbee PD hires Louisiana native

By Meagan Moore

Silsbee Chief of Police Waylan Rhodes is welcoming a new but familiar face to the Silsbee Police Department, and that is the face of Stella Bergeron-Green.

Green was born and raised in Louisiana. She has a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix.

 

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Wed
22
Mar

Texas Senate honors law enforcement community

By Sen. Robert Nichols

March is a busy month in the Capitol as many families, students and teachers make their way to Austin for spring break. We enjoy seeing everyone, but there is, of course, no spring break for legislators as final bills are filed and committee agendas are full of potential legislation.

Here are five things happening at your Capitol this week:

 

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