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Cox indicted on theft of band booster funds

By Meagan Moore

A revelation that occurred in the month of October of last year that left the Lumberton Band Boosters, students, and parents, as well as the community, shocked and outraged. On February 16, Helen Louis Cox, of Lumberton, was indicted for committing thee offense of misapplication of fiduciary property, a third degree felony. On October 19, 2016, Lumberton Chief of Police Danny Sullins and Lieutenant Joseph Breaux met with President Randy Eason and Vice President David Grass of the Lumberton Band Boosters about theft.

 

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Commissioners talk funds, grant approvals

By Sue Woodard

Hardin County Commissioners Court was held on Mon., Feb. 27, in County Judge McDaniel’s courtroom. The court passed Resolution 8- 17, recognizing March 2017, as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Monique Sennet of the Spindletop Center, expressed her appreciation to the court and read the resolution aloud to all those present. For anyone wanting to read Resolution 8-17, it is available for viewing on the Hardin County website.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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