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Man arrested in pawn shop burglary

By Danny Reneau

A Jasper County man was arrested in connection to the burglary of a Silsbee pawn shop.

Silsbee Police reported approximately 9 a.m. March 30, officers responded to to a burglary at R&W Pawn Shop located in the 900 block of North Fifth Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a person(s) had broken into the pawn shop and removed an assortment of items. A video camera inside the store captured the image of a white male inside the business.

 

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Mark Henry: Wrestling fan to WWE Hall of Fame

By Dannie Oliveaux

Growing up as a youngster in Silsbee, Mark Henry was one among the millions of professional wrestling fans of especially of World Wrestling Federation (WWF), know today as World Wrestling Entertainment
(WWE).

He would sit in front of the television and watch his favorite wrestlers engage in battles in the “squared circle” and occasionally live matches.

“A lot of times I went to Beaumont with my grandmother to the Civic Center to watch wrestling,” he recalled.

 

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Woodville man jailed for taking car from Silsbee car dealership

By Valerie Reddell

WOODVILLE — A Tyler County man who had been employed at a Silsbee car dealership was arrested March 20 on a felony theft charge in connection with the disappearance of a $45,000 car from the lot on the day the man was terminated.

Oshea Jamal Wooten, 22, of Woodville, was arrested after Silsbee Police obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of theft of property $30,000 to $150,000.

Woodville police also filed misdemeanor charge of failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding and failure to appear when they took Wooten into custody.

 

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Hunting Easter Eggs

A unidentifed young girl grabs eggs during an Easter egg hunt at Pinecrest Baptist Church on March 24.

 

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Community celebration honors state champs

A community celebration was held March 24 for the Silsbee High School boys’ basketball team that won the UIL Class 4A state championship for the second year in a row.

 

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Lumberton Police seeking public’s help in unsolved case

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two white males who committed criminal mischief at the Lumberton City Park on FM 421.

According to the LPD’s Facebook post on March 22, the incident occurred on Feb. 21.

 

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Silsbee’s Mark Henry headed to WWE Hall of Fame

By Dannie Oliveaux

SAMFORD, Conn. — World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced March 19 that Silsbee native Mark Henry will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018.

According to the WWE’s announcement, “The World's Strongest Man” will join Goldberg, The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, Kid Rock (celebrity honor) and Warrior Award recipient Jarrius "JJ" Robertson as those being honored during the 2018 Induction Ceremony on Friday, April 6, during WrestleMania 34 Week in New Orleans.

 

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Fire damages Silsbee Muffler and Tire

By Danny Reneau

A March 17 fire caused extensive damage to Silsbee Muffler and Tire. 

The fire, which apparently started in the wall between the showroom and the shop area, started about one hour after closing.

The blaze destroyed most of the showroom and warehouse area.

 

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Two people injured in 3-vehicle accident

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — Two people were injured and taken to a Beaumont hospital after they were involved in a threevehicle accident on March 15 on U.S. 96/69 near the Keith Road exit south of Lumberton.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Davis, DPS received a report of a multiple-vehicle crash at approximately 1:20 p.m.

Davis stated preliminary DPS reports indicate a 2008 Mercury sedan was traveling southbound on US 96/69 followed by a gray 2002 GMC pickup truck and a maroon 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

 

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TWO-TIME STATE CHAMPIONS

Coach Joe Sigler and his Silsbee Tigers boys’ basketball team nipped Dallas Carter, 104-101, for their second consecutive UIL Class 4A state championship on March 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. More than 12,000 people attended the game.

 

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