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Fri
30
Jan

Rain returns in forecast

Rain is expected to return on Saturday as temperatures rise slightly into the weekend.

Forecasters are predicting a 50 percent chance of rain coverage over the Hardin County area with a low of 52 overnight on Saturday through Sunday. Temps are expected to stay steady in the 50s throughout Saturday.

Temps are also expect to rise early on Sunday, possibly reaching 60 as rain fall amounts increase to a 70 percent chance.

According to the National Weather Service, an inch of rain is expected in the region.

In the evening hours of Sunday, rain chances decrease to 40 percent while temps drop into the 40s.

The start of the week will clear, but rain is expected to return by the middle of next week.

Wed
28
Jan

Silsbee Chamber Banquet primed for Feb. 26

By Daniel Elizondo

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce has penciled in its annual Chamber Banquet to be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 at Silsbee High School.

This year, the banquet will feature guest speaker Joe V Tortorice, Jr., founder of Jason's Deli restaurant in Beaumont.

Tortorice opened the first Jason's Deli in 1976 and today, the chain has swelled to 253 locations in 29 states.

The banquet will also feature several awards this year, including Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Teacher of the Year and First Responder of the Year.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 each and can be purchased at the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce office, located at 545 North 5th Street, or call 409-385-5562.

Wed
28
Jan
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MeadWestvaco merger creates giant

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Packaging leaders Mead- Westvaco (MWV) and Rock-Tenn agreed to merge on Monday, creating a leading global provider of consumer and corrugated packaging company now worth $16 billion.
 

 

Wed
28
Jan
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Foul play ruled out in shooting

A40-year-old Lumberton woman was found with a gunshot wound after Hardin County Sheriff’s authorities were dispatched to a home located at 5525 West Chase Loop on Friday.

 

Wed
28
Jan
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THE COTTAGE

By Meagan Moore and Danny Reneau
 
The Cottage is decadent of an era in Silsbee when liquor stores, beer joints and dance halls were all clustered on the Old Evadale Highway. Jasper County, in those days, was a dry county, and the local hot spots of Silsbee were situated as people crossed the river, and entered Hardin County.
 

 

Wed
21
Jan
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Six rescued from Village Creek

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Six Houston residents were rescued from Village Creek after two canoes they were riding in, tipped over on Saturday. According to Silsbee Asst. Fire Chief Jay Hinkie, the six, who he says are in their 20s, were taking two canoes on the creek for the first time beginning at the Texas 327 bridge in Silsbee.

 

Wed
21
Jan
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Wanted man eludes police near Kountze

A Kountze man evaded arrest after bailing out of his car and running on foot.At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, January 14, a Hardin County Trooper was patrolling Hwy. 69 near Hwy. 327 in Hardin County when he noticed a 2003 Buick passenger vehicle traveling north on Hwy. 69 at a high rate of speed.

 

Wed
21
Jan
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Motorcycle crash claims life

By Meagan Moore
 
A 66-year-old man was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident on Sunday morning before 10 a.m. Ronald CurtisWilliams of Lumberton had been traveling westbound on FM 21 on his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he crashed.
 

 

Wed
21
Jan
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Fire destroys home

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee Fire Department battled a blaze on Sunday evening and 18 hours later, they were called to the same location after sparks rekindled. Fire crews were called to a home on the corner of Ducote Road and Cravens Camp Road north of Silsbee on Sunday evening around 8 p.m.
 

 

Fri
16
Jan

Pentecostal church in Silsbee honors law enforcement officers

By Daniel Elizondo

The First Pentecostal Church in Silsbee honored all law enforcement officers and employees with a banquet on Thursday evening.

Pastor Homer Looper hosted the event with a meal and honor the work the officers do to protect Hardin County.

Speakers included Silsbee Police Chief Mark Davis, Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins, 356th District Judge Steve Thomas, and Hardin County Sheriff Ed Cain.

Read next Wednesday’s edition of the Silsbee Bee for more on the banquet and what the speakers had to say.

Click on the link to see photos from Thursday nights banquet.

http://danielelizondo.smugmug.com/SilsbeeBee/Law-Enforcement-Banquet/

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