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Wed
11
Jan

New police chief takes over

By Daniel Elizondo
 
After months of searching and interviewing potential candidates, the City of Silsbee chose its newest chief, who was officially sworn-in on Monday to begin immediately. Retired and former Little Elm chief Waylan Rhodes becomes the replacement for Mark Davis, who served as chief for five years before being elected as the sheriff of Hardin County
 
Wed
11
Jan

MLK Day festivities on Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017 will be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. This year, the theme is, “Preparatory: Praying, Parenting, and Policing.” The route begins at Waldo Park, travels south down Hwy. 96, and turns east on 327 ending at Laura Reeves Primary School. Clergy, parents, and police officers will be honored during the celebration. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee is proud to honor Parade Marshals Bro. Richard and Sis. Odessa Hawkins.
 
Wed
11
Jan

Moore changes for dealership

The Cowboy GM-Dodge complex on the Highway 96 bypass in Silsbee has taken a giant turn that brings it back closer to its roots and more into the standing of a homeowned business. The business has pretty much always been operated as a home owned business but for the past 12 years, it had investors from the outside.
 
Wed
04
Jan

It’s officially official

By Daniel Elizondo
 
It was a long road for Mark Davis having run the grueling course of election to become the next sheriff of Hardin County. Davis was officially sworn in on Sunday at the Hardin County courthouse after an extensive battle for the position that led to a run-off between he and Beaumont police officer Bryan Skinner.
 
Wed
04
Jan

Five injured in crash near Silsbee

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Five people were injured in a crash on FM 418 west of the Silsbee city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 27. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2007 Pontiac Vibe was traveling westbound on the roadway and attempted a Uturn after traveling onto the shoulder.
 
Wed
04
Jan

Silsbee man fatally injured

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The driver of a motorcycle was killed as a result of a head-on crash on Texas 327 near Village Creek at around 6 p.m. on Thursday. Texas Department of Public Safety officials reported the multiple vehicle crash near Clearlake Road west of Village Creek.
 
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Wed
28
Dec

Bicyclist Injured

A Silsbee man was injured after the bicycle he was riding on was struck by a vehicle on Business 96 in front of Brookshire Brothers around 3:45 p.m. on Thursday.
 
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Wed
28
Dec

Careers end for Cain and Stephens

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Hardin County courthouse will be without two of its longest standing elected officials on Jan. 1, 2017 after the retirement of both were announced prior to March primaries. Sheriff Ed Cain and Tax Assessor-Collector Shirley Stephens made one last appearance in front of commissioners court on Tuesday after two resolutions were passed in honor of the two.
 
Wed
28
Dec

Three families have a good Christmas

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Three Silsbee families were given the Christmas of a lifetime when things weren’t looking the brightest this year. Thanks to the quick thinking of Brittany Tatum and Kim Hyatt at Silsbee Walmart, the two employees did some research and decided to begin a Shop With A Cop fundraiser at the store.
 
Wed
21
Dec

Fire damages Silsbee home

Firemen were alerted to a situation at 325 Fourth Street in Silsbee where smoke was rising from the eve of a home. They responded quickly and were able to extinguish the fire before extensive damage took place. Fire chief Robin Jones stated that the fire was largely contained in the area of the front bedroom and the attic.
 

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