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Wed
28
Jun
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Truck rollover caught on camera

By Danny Reneau

State Patrol officers and firemen were called to the scene of an accident approximately one-half mile west of the intersection of Hwy. 418 and FM1122 on Saturday at approximately 12:06 a.m.

A red Ford F-250 crew cab diesel pickup left the roadway as it was headed west and struck a culvert. The vehicle went through a ditch and then hit another driveway where it went skyward striking a power pole.

The vehicle broke the power pole off about 10-12 feet above the ground and then landed and rolled onto its top.

 

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Wed
28
Jun
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Tropical Storm Cindy weakens, dumps rain

By Scott McDonald

As Tropical Storm Cindy formed in the Gulf of Mexico last week and barreled toward the Texas-Louisiana coastline, many folks prepared for the worst possible storm damage.

Folks stocked up in the grocery stores and filled their gas tanks, and Silsbee city workers and volunteers filled sandbags and got all emergency preparedness in order.

 

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Wed
21
Jun
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Tropical Storm Cindy approaching

By Scott McDonald

A tropical storm warning has been issued for most of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana this week.

What began as a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico has grown into Tropical Storm Cindy, and the eye of the storm is expected to make landfall sometime early Thursday morning.

 

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Wed
21
Jun
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Former coach kicks Parkinson’s to the sidelines

Woodard gets treatment to reverse symptoms, blindside the disease

By Scott McDonald

Parkinson’s Disease can sideline just about anyone. But one old Texas high school football coach grabbed the disease by the face mask, looked it in the eye and said bring on the challenge.

Thanks to a procedure that goes through the brain and stimulates the body back to normalcy, former long-time Silsbee coach Charlie Woodard shook off the shakes and is walking tall and proud again.

 

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Wed
21
Jun
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Free pantry encourages community charity

By Autumn Rendall

A small movement of charity is spreading across the the nation, and Silsbee is doing its part in participating. “The Little Free Pantry” is located at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, and it’s kept stocked with nonperishable food and toiletry items for those in need. The pantry is kept up by donations from the community.

 

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Wed
14
Jun
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KCISD details events surrounding suicide

By Scott McDonald

The drama surrounding the suicide of former Kirbyville High School principal Dennis Reeves has ratcheted to a new level, and the proverbial gloves have come off.

One week after Reeves’ wife, Tammy Reeves, obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) to preserve evidence and seek the truth concerning details that led to her husband’s suicide in the school parking lot, the school district filed a court brief to release details from her text messages and social media.

The Bee confirmed that the law firm of Powell & Leon, LLP, is the counsel for Kirbyville CISD. Powell & Leon, which is in Austin, sent a press release Tuesday morning with a copy of the court brief filed with the 136th Judicial District Court in Jefferson County.

Jealousy and anger set the tone in this court brief that contains scathing accusations and name calling from Tammy Reeves to a former secretary of her husband, who claims they had an extramarital affair.

Wed
14
Jun
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MGA to host 50th Invitational Tournament

By Scott McDonald

A group of men gathered to launch a golf association in the late 1960’s to raise money for upkeep of the greens and fairways at Silsbee Country Club.

The Men’s Golf Association was formed on March 19, 1968, and three months later, they held their first golf tournament. The tournament has grown into a prestigious event, attracting professionals and top amateurs.

This year the tournament turns 50.

The 50th MGA Invitational tees off Thursday with the skins game. This is more than just any ole three-day tournament.

“We have a four-day event,” said tournament director Mike Sanchez. “It’s a competitive tournament, but it’s a festive atmosphere that’s almost like a reunion because so many people keep coming back.”

 

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Wed
14
Jun
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Public library kicks off summer reading program

By Autumn Rendall

The Silsbee Public Library is hosting its annual summer reading program for children ages 12 and younger. This program was built to keep kids prepared for their next school year, while also having tons of summer fun. Kids are encouraged to read as many books at or above their reading level as possible, and to keep track of these books using a tally sheet. The more books the kids read, the more chances they have to win exciting prizes.

“The program is designed to keep kids involved in the library and continue to read during the summer,” said library director Naconna Arnfield. “Whenever they go back into their next school grade their mind is already geared up for the next year.” Just less than two weeks after registration opened up on June 1, there are already 161 kids signed up for the program. However, don’t be frightened by this large number. There is plenty of more room to sign up, and the last day of registration is July 31.

 

Wed
07
Jun
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Silsbee council ponders new city hall

By Scott McDonald

A building that’s been dormant the last few years could become the new home to most, if not all, city offices for the City of Silsbee.

On Tuesday, the City Council took a walking tour of the old Texas Home Health building, located next door to Novrosky’s on Highway 327 in Silsbee.

 

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Wed
07
Jun
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Vehicle makes crash landing off overpass

By Meagan Moore

First responders were called out to a one-vehicle accident late Sunday night, initial reports stating that the vehicle had driven off of Hwy. 96 bypass and onto train tracks.

On June 4 at about 11:39 p.m., Silsbee police officer Grant Brown responded to a call about a 2008 white Jeep Commander leaving the roadway and landing on the tracks.

 

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