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17
May
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Silsbee PD chief resigns

By Scott McDonald

The City of Silsbee will search for its third police chief in six months after the abrupt and unexpected resignation of chief Waylan Rhodes last week.

Rhodes on May 8 was named the new police chief for the City of Cameron, a town of just less than 6,000 residents an hour and a half northeast of Austin. Rhodes began his job in Silsbee on Jan. 9 to replace former chief Mark Davis, who’s now the Hardin County sheriff.

The Silsbee Bee reached out to Chief Rhodes through phone calls and email, but he never responded. He did go on the record with the Temple Daily Telegram, however.

 

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17
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Wreck sends several to hospital

By Meagan Moore

Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies and the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two-vehicle crash on Saturday, May 13 at the intersection of FM 92 and Ben D. Smith Road north of Silsbee.

HCSO Sergeant Jesse Orr and Deputy Tanner Hawthorne were the first to arrive at the scene, followed shortly by DPS Trooper Blake Burman. According to the initial reports, a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck towing a trailer was traveling southbound on FM 92 when a 2002 Dodge pickup truck traveling northbound attempted to make a left turn onto Ben D. Smith Road.

 

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Raney receives national public servant award from VFW

By Meagan Moore

Long-time Silsbee resident Fred Raney on Saturday was announced as recipient of the National Public Servant Award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of United States for his many years of service to the Silsbee Fire Department.

The VFW Post 1514 in Village Mills sent out information to the local fire departments and chiefs, and someone within the department nominates a public servant. Fred Raney, the then assistant chief, chaplain and PIO at Silsbee Fire Department, was named the VFW Department of Texas’s Firefighter recipient of the VFW 1514 Post on Dec. 13, 2016.

 

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Wed
10
May
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SISD Place 1 candidates tie

By Scott McDonald

One more vote could’ve possibly determined the election for the Place 1 seat on the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees. One more or one less. Instead, there’s a tie for first.

Of the 735 total votes, 218 went to Kathy Merritt and 218 went to Derrell (D.J.) Ferguson — with each garnering 29.66 percent of the vote. Right behind them was Michael Joe Langley Sr. with 212 votes (28.84 percent). Ina Graham Martin won 87 votes for the fourth spot in that race.

 

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10
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Motorcycle wreck injures Silsbee man

By Scott McDonald

A Monday afternoon wreck between Silsbee and Evadale has left a Silsbee man critically injured and a Louisiana man with other minor injuries.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 3:15p.m., officials responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 96 near the Jasper-Hardin County line.

 

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10
May
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Storms rip through county

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued a severe thunderstorm warning and a flash flood warning for several counties, including Hardin County, on Wednesday, May 3. The warning for thunderstorms came at about 6:30 a.m. and the flash flood warning was released at about 8:30 a.m.

Thunderstorms produced heavy rain across the warned areas, and the county received several inches. Some locations that experienced flooding included Silsbee, Kountze, Evadale, Fred, Wildwood, Caney Head, Honey Island, and Village Mills

 

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Wed
03
May
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Fire scorches business

Silsbee firefighters work to extinguish a hot spot after a big fire destroyed Southern Wholesale on Tuesday morning. Reports of the blaze first came in at 3 a.m. Tuesday, and by 11 a.m. there were eight different departments from Beaumont to Kirbyville on the scene.

 

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03
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SHS graduate loved and missed by many

By Meagan Moore

Beloved Silsbee High School graduate passed away after a one vehicle car accident on Friday, April 28 in Polk County. Dakota Renee Goss, 19 of Silsbee, was traveling westbound on FM 943 near Short Menard Road when her vehicle, a white 2001 Chevy 1500, left the roadway.

According to reports, when Goss tried to steer back onto the pavement, she lost control, leaving the roadway once more.

 

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03
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Silsbee receives new medical air craft at Acadian

By Meagan Moore

Silsbee and the surrounding towns and counties have a special surprise in store that will help out the community in a big way. Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, serving areas in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. As of May 1, Acadian in Silsbee will now have its own air craft for medical emergencies to help support the citizens of Southeast Texas.

In a press release, an Acadian representative stated, “Since 1971, Acadian has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation.”

 

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HCSO finds ‘sophisticated’ marijuana growth operation

.By Meagan Moore

The entire mobile home was located in Kountze was converted into a sophisticated indoor marijuana growth operation with several different equipment to help cultivate the plant.

Tuesday morning the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers about a marijuana growth operation at a resident on the corner of Texas 326 and FM 770 in Kountze.

Sergeants from the HCSO approached the mobile home and knocked on the door, letting resident inside that they were law enforcement officers out there on a tip.

 

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