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06
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Headquarters for volunteers opens

By Dannie Oliveaux

Several hundred volunteers who are coming to help rebuild homes damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey will have a place to stay.

A ribbon cutting was held July 1 for the Hardin County Strong Long-term Disaster Recovery Summer Volunteer Center at the old John H. Kirby Elementary School, 1205 North 5th St., Silsbee.

Attending the ceremony were Hardin County, City of Silsbee and Silsbee ISD officials, Silsbee Chamber of Commerce members and representatives from several volunteer organizations.

 

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Wed
30
May
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DEADLY WEEKEND

 Couple killed in apparent murder-suicide; man killed in officer-related shooting

Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis (left) reviews the scene with a couple of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and a Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies in front of the home where a murder-suicide occured on May 26 in Lumberton.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Silsbee, Evadale graduation ceremonies set this week

Seniors from Silsbee High and Evadale High School will conduct commencement exercises for the Senior Class of 2018.

On Thursday, May 31, about 170 seniors will receive their diplomas as the Silsbee High School graduation is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Tigers Stadium.

 

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Wed
30
May
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Texas Rangers investigating officer-related shooting by SPD officer, HCSO deputy

Texas Rangers continued their investigation into the May 26 shooting of a 52- year-old Tyler County man who was shot and killed by two law enforcement officers after he made threats to harm his family and law enforcement officers.

According to a press release from the Texas Rangers, at 2:17 a.m., the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a suspect that had made the threats.

 

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Wed
23
May
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KHS, LHS graduation commencements Friday

By Dannie Oliveaux

HARDIN COUNTY — Friday, May 25 marks the start of graduation season for Hardin County and area schools.

Kountze High School will conduct its annual commencement at 7 p.m. at the Lions Den on the high school campus.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Two men arrested on drug charges

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — A local man was one of two men arrested at a Silsbee residence after law enforcement officers discovered drugs, along with a large amount of cash and a firearm.

 

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Wed
23
May
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Superintendents say safety top priority

By Dannie Oliveaux

After the May 18 shooting at Sante Fe High School which killed 10 people and injured 13 others, local school district superintendents have stressed that security and safety is a top priority.

Silsbee ISD Superintendent Richard Bain said, “Safety is No. 1 priority at Silsbee ISD.”

 

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Wed
16
May
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Silsbee woman killed in four-person fatality accident in Aransas County

By Dannie Oliveaux

HOLIDAY BEACH — A Silsbee woman was among four people killed in a two-vehicle fatality wreck May 11 in Aransas County.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Corpus Christi, the accident occurred approximately 9:42 p.m. on State Highway 35, 12 miles north of Fulton.

 

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Wed
16
May
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SVFD responds to pair of house fires

By Danny Reneau

Firefighters from Silsbee, Evadale and Lumberton spent several hours battling a house fire at 1225 Knupple Road on May 9.

The Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze at 5:08 p.m. and immediately started battling the fire.

 

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Wed
16
May
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Louisiana woman killed in motorcycle crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Louisiana woman died from serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident May 12, according to a press release by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Beaumont.

The crash occurred three miles north of Silsbee.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on U.S. 96 when it traveled off the roadway onto the shoulder. In an attempt to get the vehicle back onto the road, the driver overcorrected which caused the driver and passenger to fall off the motorcycle.

 

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