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THE FACES OF THE FORGOTTEN

By AndreaWhitney
 
Only a few steps beyond the neat and manicured lands of Kirby Cemetery there is a forgotten world. One where memories have faded over time and nature has taken over. Separated by a fence and a treeline, lies all that is left of Nettie Glidden's life. A woman, who according to records, bared insurmountable tragedy at a young age, and now buried among the pines on the land beside Kirby Cemetery.
 
Wed
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Go Speed Racer

The All Faiths Day School of First United Methodist Church in Silsbee, held their first annual Bike-a-Thon on Thursday. Here, one of the students races past a starting line.
 
Wed
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Exxpress convenience

By AndreaWhitney
 
The highly anticipated opening of the ExxpressMart on the Silsbee bypass did not disappoint as it officially opened its doors this past Thursday. A crowd of customers, eager to try not only the wide variety of unique products, but also to sample the "down home" atmosphere of the store itself.
 
Wed
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Lumberton Fire

A Tuesday afternoon fire damaged apartment 201 in the Dana Place Apartments. The extent of the damage was unknown at press time but officers reported that smoke was billowing out of the apartment from an upstairs window when they arrived.
 
Wed
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327 Mishap

No injuries were reported after two cars collided at Texas 327 East and Hwy. 96 Bypass on Monday afternoon. Angela Walker, 29, of Beaumont, was driving a Nissan Sentra on the exit southbound ramp of Hwy. 96. Danielle Guzman, 17, of Evadale was traveling east on 327 when the the Sentra entered the roadway, and the cars collided. Walker was cited for failure to yield right of way.
 
Wed
19
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ELVIS IS IN THE HOUSE Young impersonator wows Hardin County crowd.

By Andrea Whitney
 
He's only 18. He only recently graduated high school. He still lives at home. By all accounts, Jake Rowley is a typical young man. Typical, that is, until he opens his mouth and a much more mature and ever so familiar voice begins to recite the songs of none other than the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley.
 
Wed
12
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Houston student drowns in Village Creek

By Daniel Elizondo
 
An 18-year old Houston student was victim to a drowning in Village Creek after a short break from cleaning the park area at the Village Creek State Park in Lumberton on Tuesday. Terumah Terry OnojaAms was pronounced dead by Hardin County Justice of the Peace at the scene after being recovered at 5:43 p.m.

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Wed
12
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NEW LIFE

By Andrea Whitney
 
The steeple from the First Baptist Church in Silsbee has served as a landmark for many years. To old timers in the area who were giving directions, a simple "turn left past the steeple" would give clarity to any directions given. When Hurricane Rita hit Hardin County with a vengeance in September of 2005, most of the buildings and homes in the area were severely damaged if not destroyed.

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Wed
12
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Kountze mini storage gets emptied

By AndreaWhitney
 
Clients at the Kountze Mini Storage were none too pleased when they received a call from the management informing them that several of the units had been burglarized sometime during the night of Wednesday, March 5 and the afternoon of Thursday, March 6. According to Kountze Police Officer Nathan Deweese, he responded to the call around 4:30 p.m. Thursday and arrived to find that the locks on at least five of the units had been cut and the units had been entered and left disheveled.

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County judge race not over

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The race for Hardin County judge took a dramatic turn after the decision for Democratic candidate Anthony Kade Gibson to withdraw. But his withdrawal was rescinded and he remained on the ballot

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