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Police nab student for sending threating message

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — A Lumberton Middle School student was arrested March 8 for sending a threatening message regarding the school, according to a Facebook post by Lumberton ISD Assistant Superintendent Gerald Chandler.

Chandler reported the student was detained by a Lumberton Police officer within a few minutes of receiving the message.

No students were harmed and the campus did not have to engage in a lockdown.

 

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Wed
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Silsbee man dies in rollover crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Silsbee man died in a onevehicle, rollover accident on March 5.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Davis, at approximately 7:15p.m., DPS responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 96, four miles north of Silsbee.

The driver, 56-year-old Earnest Hale of Silsbee, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Chris Ingram at the scene.

 

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Wed
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Lone finalist withdraws from LISD’s top post

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 for its regular meeting, but also discussion about the next steps toward finding a superintendent.

On March 5, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy K. Glenn , the lone finalist for the vacant LISD superintendent post, announced he would remain at his current post.

 

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Silsbee man charged with rape

By Dannie Oliveaux

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A 71-year-old Silsbee man was arrested on rape charges in Calcasieu Parish, according to KPLCTV.com

Gregg L. Hammock was arrested Feb. 28 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on one charge of first-degree rape. He remains in jail as of press time Tuesday.

Judge Clayton Davis set Hammock’s bond at $750,000.

 

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Wed
28
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Delacerda found guilty, awarded death penalty

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — A 40-yearold Hardin County man convicted of murdering a 4-year-old girl was given the death penalty on Feb. 27 in a Hardin County courtroom.

Jason Wade Delacerda, 40, of Kountze, was found guilty on Feb. 23 for the Aug. 11, 2011 murder of Breonna Nichole Loftin before District Judge Steve Thomas.

 

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Wed
28
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Heavy rains pound Hardin County

Heavy rains over the past few days has pushed the water in Village Creek out of its banks unto FM 418, between Silsbee and Kountze.

 

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Wed
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Third-graders’ questions get council thinking

By Dannie Oliveaux

After a group of Silsbee Elementary School third-graders visited the mayor and City Hall on a field trip last week, Mayor Herbert Muckleroy reported the city council about the meeting and letters sent from students to the city.

“They were here to learn about what the city does and how it’s run. They had questions about a little bit of everything,” said the mayor.

Muckleroy said the teachers presented him with a group of questions from the third-graders.

 

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Wed
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Delacerda capital murder trial under way

Defense motions for mistrial on first day of trial

By Tim Collins

KOUNTZE — The defense for Jason Wayne Delacerda, on trial for the capital murder of 4-year-old Breonna Loftin in 2011, motioned for a mistrial on Feb. 20.

Delacerda is charged with intent or knowledge in the murder of a child younger than the age of 6. The defense pleaded not guilty. Breonna's mother, Amanda Guidry, is expected to face trial later this year.

 

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Wed
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Pattillo is Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

By Tim Collins

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce has awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to Janice Pattillo former executive director of the Christian Care Center and current theater craftswoman.

Pattillo began working at the Christian Care Center in 1997, first in the pantry, then as an interviewer before becoming director in 2005.

Pattillo retired late last year to focus on her work in the theater, specifically the theater company, LiFT, which hosts acting camps and creates theatrical productions for the Silsbee area.

 

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Wed
21
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Fire reported at South Hampton facility

By Dannie Oliveaux

South Hampton Resource, Inc. officials reported a fire in several heaters occurred atthe Silsbee plant on FM 418 about 9:40 p.m. Feb. 14.

“This incident occurred during testing and commissioning activities of our fuel gas and circulating gas systems in our new Reformer unit,” said Turner Evans, plant manager

 

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