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STATE BOUND

The Silsbee Tigers are State Bound and this has caused a lot of excitement around Silsbee. SISD sold 500 tickets to the Friday game in just 45 minutes on Tuesday.

The Silsbee Tigers will play Argyle Friday at 3:00 p.m. in the semi final round of the state tournament.

The Eagles will bring a record of 31-4 into the semi final game against the Tigers who are 31-6.

The Eagles four losses are to Lipan by a 47-42 score, Seminole by a 46-38 score, Seminole 46-38, and Decatur 47-38.

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Kountze veteran chosen for Soldier’s Wish

By Sue Woodard

In October 2016, Subway restaurants in Southeast Texas partnered with Soldier’s Wish to support our nation’s troops and military families. The plan was dependent on the generosity of Subway customers, who added their chosen dollar amount to their purchase price whenever they bought at Subway. The residents of Southeast Texas did not disappoint.

On Tues., March 7, Subway store owner, Robert Peters, and Soldier’s Wish granted the wish of Kountze resident Sterling Keith, who gave more than 30 years of his life to serving his country and his family.

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Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees await bids for practice field

By Sue Woodard

The Silsbee Independent School District is once again contemplating putting in a football practice field.

SISD Superintendent Richard Bain explained that the district looked at this project a couple of years ago, but at that time, the cost was more than the district wanted to spend.

Bain noted that the dirt needed to prep and build the project was a large portion of the cost of the previous proposals.

 

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Celebration Chamber honors top Business, Citizen, Emergency Responder

By Danny Reneau

Dr. John Crowder, a West, Texas Plant Explosion Community Leader, was the featured speaker at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Crowder relayed that he was actually at a regional track meet when the fire in West, Texas started. He had just started home when one of his church deacons called to tell him that there was a fire at the West Fertilizer plant. He told the deacon that he would be home in a short time to help with the situation, he just needed to stop at his house and take care of a few things first.

 

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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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