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Wed
09
Sep
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Driver in 2012 fatality indicted

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The driver in a 2012 crash that claimed the life of a 31- year-old Warren woman is being investigated by the Hardin County District Attorney’s office for manslaughter. James Dewayne Carter, 42, was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury for the charge of manslaughter that was added by the DA’s office.
 
Wed
09
Sep
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A tribute to fallen officer

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The Silsbee Police Department and members of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department paid tribute to fallen Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday at the Silsbee PD office. “You can see that it can happen to you or one of your brother officers, and it hurts,” Sgt. Carlos Montalvo said. “It’s something that you have to keep your head held up high and say evil is not going to stop me.”
 
Wed
09
Sep
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Effects of 9/11

By Meagan Moore
 
Joe Turner, Jr., or JJ, always knew he wanted to go into the military. Relatives and family members had gone into the service, so for him, it was only a matter of which branch. In 2010, a year after graduating from Kountze High School, Turner enlisted into the Army.
 
Tue
08
Sep

Silsbee home game moved

By Daniel Elizondo

The first home game for Silsbee football will come later than expected.

Silsbee Head Coach and Athletic Director Bobby McGallion said that Friday’s game against Livingston will be moved to Provost-Umphrey Stadium at Lamar University in Beaumont.

Tiger Stadium is currently in bad shape due to the construction of a new track, and officials say it may not be ready for the game on Friday.

Last week, Silsbee ISD Supt. Richard Bain said the construction of the track was targeted to have asphalt poured prior to Friday’s game.

The rubber track surface would not be completed until after football season.

However, recent weather reports show that rain is expected for the remainder of the week, including Friday.

Fri
04
Sep

A tribute to fallen deputy

By Daniel Elizondo

The Silsbee Police Department and members of the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department paid tribute to fallen Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth on Friday at the Silsbee PD office.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked all members of Texas Law Enforcement to join in the tribute at 11 a.m. by flashing its emergency lights and taking a moment of silence when the fallen deputy’s funeral was to begin.

Citizens all over also showed support by deeming Friday as “Blue Friday”, and sharing moments on social media using the hashtag #BlueFriday.

Along with the moment of silence in the video, see how Silsbee officers are coping with the recent shootings.

Wed
02
Sep
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Pedestrian struck and fatally injured

Wed
02
Sep
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Driver escapes burning car

Wed
02
Sep
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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

We’ve all experienced it in some way or another. Those that live in Silsbee or travel through the downtown area know exactly what it feels like when they hear the blaring sounds of a train horn as it rumbles slowly across 5th Street.
 
Fri
28
Aug

Fire destroys car on US 96 bypass

By Daniel Elizondo

A car caught on fire on the northbound lanes of US 96 Bypass near Cooks Road in Silsbee on Friday at around 1:45 p.m.

The driver of the car escaped and did not suffer any injuries.

The car, on the other hand, was destroyed in minutes.

Silsbee Fire Department responded to the call and extinguished the fire amid electrical explosions from the car’s engine.

There were no other injuries reported.

The fire backed up traffic on the northbound lanes of US 96 for over 45 minutes.

Click on image below for more photos

Wed
26
Aug
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Lumberton park dedicated

By Meagan Moore

Lumberton reached a milestone on Monday evening with the dedication of the city’s park. The Lumberton City Council and EDC members cut the ribbon to officially open the Lumberton City Park after the dedication monument and entrance sign were unveiled.
 

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