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Wed
22
Feb

Called to Serve Chamber names Matthews Silsbee Citizen of the Year

By Danny Reneau

Bishop Larry Matthews is the 2017 Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. He will be presented with the award at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Thursday, February 23. Matthews is a proud alumni of Waldo Matthews High School. Matthews, who will soon be 67 years of age, has many fond memories of Silsbee, past and present. He remembers that as a youth he was made to attend church and promised himself that once he was grown he would put that behind him.

 

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Wed
22
Feb

Kountze

The Kountze Fire Department was called to a fire at this home on Abby Lane Thursday at approximately 3:00 pm. They thought there were people in the home but when the firemen arrived no one was present. The fire was burning through the roof when they arrived and it did a large amount of damage to the home.

 

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Wed
22
Feb

Candidates file for May 6 election

By Danny Reneau

A host of candidates have filed for positions on the ballots for the May 6, election for city and school board seats. The deadline for filing was February 17th, and most of the seats will have elections. The City of Silsbee has three council member seats up for election as well as the Mayor’s seat. Incumbent Adalaide Cash Balahan will have an opponent in Kendrick L. Martin.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Caring Touch Senior care center Silsbee Oaks, EMT Cooper honored by Chamber

By Danny Reneau

Silsbee Oaks Health Care will be honored by the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce as the 2017 Business of the Year at the Chamber Banquet on Feb. 23. Silsbee Oaks opened in Silsbee on May 13, 1994 as a 120 bed nursing facility. Three years later, a secure 40 bed unit was added to the facility that offered care for patients who had problems wandering or for alzheimers patients.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Love Everlasting Whitmires celebrate 63 years

By Danny Reneau

Audry Whitmire may not be kicking up her heels as she once did, but she has a little trouble remembering how old she is or how many years she has been married, and a smile comes to her face as soon as you ask how she met her man, Tevis Whitmire. “It was in a skating ring in Buna, Texas. I was 15 and he came up, and asked if I wanted a coke.” Whitmire stated.

 

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Wed
15
Feb

Silsbee man awarded for his love of helping others

By Meagan Moore

Last Thursday, the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce surprised a few Silsbee citizens and business owners when they presented the awards for “Citizen of the Year,” “Business of the Year,” and “Emergency Responder of the Year.” The Emergency Responder of the Year award was only started a few years ago, and this year, Jason Cooper was surprised and honored by being able to receive the award, and he will be recognized at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Banquet on February 23.

 

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Wed
08
Feb

Sheriff’s office investigates stabbing on Louise Lane

By Meagan Moore

A disturbance was reported last Wednesday north of Silsbee, and when Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, it was to the scene of a stabbing after a supposed fight between two men. In the 7,000 block of Louise Lane, a 32-year-old suffered stab wounds at a residence and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

 

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Wed
08
Feb

New hotel project proposed for Silsbee

Developers will appear before the Silsbee Planning and Zoning board on Feb. 21 to seek approval to rezone a piece of property at 112 Roy Hill Road from R1 to C-2. If approved the property will be the site of a new four story, 80 room hotel that will serve Silsbee and Hardin County. The hotel, a Country Inn and Suites, is an international franchise hotel that is part of the Carlson/Radisson group

 

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Wed
08
Feb

Chamber of Commerce Banquet set for Feb. 23rd

Rev. John Crowder, Pastoral Community Leader from West, Texas will be the featured speaker at the 71st annual Silsbee Chamber of Commerce meeting and awards banquet. The event will be held Feb. 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Silsbee High School cafeteria. During the event awards will be presented to the Business of the Year, the Teacher of the Year, the Emergency Responder of the Year and most important to the Citizen of the Year.

 

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Wed
08
Feb

The Silsbee middle school received

At approximately 7:25 a.m., the Silsbee middle school received a phone call stating a bomb was in the school. Law enforcement was notified and the building was evacuated as a precautionary measure. Even though the school thought the incident was a hoax, they treated it seriously. Many parents chose to come to the school and pick up their children. Here you can see the children in the parking lot and parents arriving to pick up their children as teachers direct traffic.

 

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