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04
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HELLO SUMMER

A young girl splashes in the water while sliding down an inflatable water slide at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee. The church holds an annual “Water Day” to celebrate the beginning of summer.
 
Wed
28
May
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Silsbee officers diffuse standoff

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee officers diffused a standoff that lasted for more than an hour on the 400 block of South 3rd Street on Monday evening. Officers were called at 7 p.m. of a couple arguing at a residence when witnesses noticed one of the occupants holding a gun.

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Wed
28
May
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Fire in Silsbee destroys home

By Andrea Whitney
 
A fire that began on Thursday afternoon on Village Loop in Silsbee completely engulfed and destroyed a home, according to Silsbee Volunteer Fire Chief Jay Hinkie. Hinkie stated that firefighters were dispatched at 1:27 p.m., the afternoon of Thursday, May 22, to the home of Kaylan Smith, located at 9249 Village Loop in Silsbee.

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Wed
28
May
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HE’S OUT

Silsbee second baseman Jordan Gore makes an athletic putout on an attempted steal of second base by a Caldwell baserunner on Thursday in New Caney. Silsbee defeated the Hornets to advance to its second consecutive regional finals appearance.

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Wed
28
May
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Commissioner, district clerk decided in runoff

Voting polls closed at 7 p.m. and the county chose a new precinct 4 commissioner and district clerk. Dana Hogg unofficially defeated Lora Keefer in a close race for district clerk, taking 1,832 (53 percent) to 1,631 (47 percent).

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Wed
21
May
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Beaumont man falls victim to Village Creek

By AndreaWhitney
 
A 20-year old Beaumont man drowned in Village Creek on Thursday, after a struggle in the water, police said. According to Hardin County Sheriff's Office Chief Kenny Davenport, Nicholas Lee White was swimming with family members at what is locally known as the "blue hole", located about one quarter mile north of the Highway 327 bridge in Silsbee. Witness allegedly saw White go under the water and never resurface.
 
Wed
21
May
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DESCENDING ON HARDIN COUNTY

In 2014, our society has seemed to have come a long way. While we have seen the diminished days of people dressed in white hoods and robes, carrying wooden crosses, chanting Bible verses, while marching down "Main StreetAmerica" in an effort to shame others, and recruit new members to "their cause."
 
Wed
21
May
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Plat for Ghost Road accepted

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Hardin County commissioners approved of an 8-mile plat that is a part of Bragg Road, or Ghost Road Scenic Park in Saratoga. Pct. 3 Commissioner Ken Pelt told the court that after the railroad abandoned a 100-foot wide area, the county began to use it for a road.
 
Fri
16
May

Nursing home employee arrested

By Daniel Elizondo, editor

A Silsbee drug sting operation at the Pine Arbor nursing facility led to the arrest of its activities director on Thursday.

Officials said that Stacey Rae Moore, 41, was suspected of selling prescription drugs in the parking lot of the nursing facility.

According to a report, on two separate occasions within the last 10 days, officials allege that Moore sold the prescription drug adderall to another person.

On Thursday, investigators recorded Moore selling the drugs while at work, in the parking lot of the facility, officials said.

Silsbee police took Moore into custody after the transaction was completed, and charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance, a second degree felony.

Officials said that Moore supplied the illegal drugs on her own, and were not from the inventory of the nursing home.

Wed
14
May
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Kountze cheerleaders head to Supreme Court

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Achange in school policy by the Kountze ISD regarding runthrough banners created by its cheeleaders at football games drew concern from Beaumont lawyer David Starnes, who represents the cheerleaders.
 

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