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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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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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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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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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Lumberton council cancels general election

By Meagan Moore

After the Lumberton City Council meeting was opened up by a local cub scout troop, the council approved that the general election be cancelled.

A certification filed by the city secretary was submitted before the council to acknowledge that there were no opposing races, all filing deadlines had passed, and that the General Election may be cancelled.

Susan Collins, Lumberton City Secretary, has the authority for having the official ballot prepared, and she certified that there were no candidates against City Council Place #5, currently held by David Maniscalco, and City Council Place #6, currently held by Dan Bell.

 

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Murder at the Kirby-Hill House

By Meagan Moore

The Kirby-Hill House Murder Mystery in Kountze is off to a wonderful start with their 31st season, with the play, “$11 Million Murder” written by Michael J. McKay and Julia McDowell.

There are a total of 11 volunteers including 7 actors and actresses, Holly Church as director, Shelby Smith as assistant director, Barri Hoffman as props manager, and Kacey Sammons as lights and sound director.

Duke Youmans stars as Dwight Vanderhogan, Angie Brown as Mamie Vanderhogan, Bart Gaskin as Kiki and Jean Clod, Bubba Cassidy as Nicky Spillene, Ruthann Cassidy as Tuesday Fulbright, Tessy Cryer as Claudia the Cop, and Hope Jackson as Dwyla Robinson.

 

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Kountze ISD starts new annual awards

By Meagan Moore

On March 2, Kountze ISD administration presented two employees with awards and jackets for their hard work and long years with the school district.

Superintendent John Ferguson, Director of Maintenance and Operations Jeff Freeman, C.F.O. Philip Welch, Director of Curriculum and Instruction Patti Crouch, and KHS Principal Chet Deaver were there to present the 1st Annual Support Staff of the Year and the 1st Annual Kountze Food Service Employee of the Year.

The award for support staff was presented to Corine Lightsey, who has been employed with KISD for 30years and worked at all of the campuses, familiarizing herself with everyone at KISD.

 

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Racial profile report given at city meeting

Police Chief Waylan Rhodes gave a Racial Profile Report to the Silsbee City Council on Monday at the monthly council meeting.

The meeting was very short with business limited to approving the minutes of prior meetings and approving the payment of bills.

The only item of current business was the Racial Profile Report that is a required report of the police department and the council.

 

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Hall hosts night of music on March 4

The County Seat Music Hall, 125 W. Brown Street in Kountze, will host a night of music on Sat., March 4, at 6:30 p.m. Back by popular demand for the event is The Meaux Legacy. 

 

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Silsbee students display artistic abilities

By Danny Reneau

Two students from Silsbee High School and one from Edward Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School have qualified to show their artwork at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo show. Megan Bryan, a tenth grader, won best of show at the event. She used chalks and pencil to draw a chicken on black paper for the event. Bryan has been drawing every since she was able to start art classes in the primary school ages. To date this is her biggest winner.

 

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