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Wed
25
Oct
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Ribbon cutting

Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kayla Bishop (far left holding ribbon) and local business leaders participate in a ribbon cutting for Ya-Ya's A Petite Boutique Venue with owner Llara Firmin, at the Chamber's Third Thursday event on Oct. 19.

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Local dealers ‘Fill The Trunk’ for local Boys and Girls Club

Silsbee auto dealerships have joined forces to support the work of the Boys and Girls Club of Hardin County in the October fundraiser, “Fill The Trunk.”

Dealerships all over town have placed a car on their showroom floors where anyone who passes can toss in pocket change to benefit the Silsbee club. The sign states: “Changing the life of a child forever. By putting your change in this vehicle, you will help the Boys and Girls Club change lives forever.”

 

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Wed
18
Oct
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Kountze residents deliver quilts for Harvey-affected SETX residents

By Tim Collins

KOUNTZE — When Kathy and Pat Rhodes heard about a truckload of handmade quilts that needed delivering to victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, they knew that had to do what they could to get them to their fellow Southeast Texas residents.

The Kountze couple was visiting family in Arkansas when Rhodes’ niece, Molly Kirbo, heard about the quilts after running into a lady at the Waldron Walmart, and was asked if she knew anyone who could deliver them to Texas.

 

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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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