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27
Feb
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LUCAS gets welcome

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Lumberton Fire Department is going down in the history books. The small department, led by experienced Chief Bob Simonson, is the first in the area, even the nation, to welcome the LUCAS 2 CPR machine to their team. The $16,000 high tech piece of equipment was brought in last month to serve alongside firefighters in the fight to save every life possible.

 

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27
Feb
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March 4 – Joint Primaries

Pct. 1 - Hardin County Courthouse, Kountze
Pct. 2 -Word of Life Church, Silsbee
Pct. 3 - Saratoga Fire Station
Pct. 4 - Batson Community Center
Pct. 5 - Thicket-Votaw Fire Hall
Pct. 6 - Crestwood Baptist Church, Kountze
Pct. 7 - Honey Island Assembly of God Church
Pct. 8 - Village Mills VFW Hall
Pct. 9 - First Assembly of God Church, Silsbee
Pct. 10 - St. John’s Episcopal Church
Pct. 11 -Wiley Mae Pentecostal Church
Pct. 12 - First Assembly of God Church, Kountze
Pct. 13 - Pete Trest Community Center
Pct. 14 - Idylwild Golf Club
Pct. 15 - Sour Lake Community Center
Pct. 16 - Parkway Life Church, Lumberton
Pct. 17 - Pine Ridge Baptist Church
Pct. 18 - Lumberton Church of Christ
Thu
27
Feb
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Chamber honors three Thursday

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet on Thursday evening, featuring one of the nation’s top motivational speakers, Bruce Hamilton. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of awards to the Citizen of the Year, Business of theYear, and Teacher of the Year.
 

 

Fri
21
Feb
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County judge candidates face off

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Local Hardin County Judge candidates Wayne McDaniel, Jr. and David Bellow stole the show at Monday night's Republican Candidates Forum, answering tough questions on the budget, their experience, and addressing rumors surrounding a flyer that has recently circulated to Hardin County residents.

 

Fri
21
Feb
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CPS, HCSO investigates toddler’s death

By Andrea Whitney.
 
Investigators with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and the Child Protective Services are investigating the death of a toddler who died from complications from a drowning on Friday, according to Sheriff Ed Cain. Avery SebastianVincent, 1, the son of Gary and Natalie Vincent, was found unresponsive in the bathtub of his home on Feb. 12. He was taken to Texas Children's Hospital and placed on life support. Avery died three days later on Feb. 14 at 12:13 p.m.
 

 

Fri
21
Feb
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Former preacher, registered nurse arrested

By Andrea Whitney.
 
A former Lumberton preacher is facing drug charges after a month long investigation into suspicious drug activity. Jimmy Midkiff, 62, of Lumberton was released fromthe Hardin County Jail last week, posting a $1,500 bail after being arrested on Tuesday night, February 11, when drug paraphernalia and a considerable amount of the pain killer Dilaudid was found at his home by authorities. Araid was conducted at the 11000 block of Cooks Lake Road in Lumberton by Hardin County investigators.
 

 

Wed
20
Feb
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State funding in jeopardy for two school districts

 

By Angela Guillory

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State funding is in jeopardy for two school districts after property value study results were released Jan. 31 by the state comptroller’s office. Two other school districts’ values were found to be invalid but state funding will remain intact for 2013-2014.

Wed
20
Feb
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School trustees takes stand against vouchers

By Angela Guillory

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Linden-Kildare school trustees signed a resolution against vouchers, taxpayer savings grants, tax credits and other mechanisms during their meeting Jan. 11, which they say would reduce Public Education Funding distributed to existing districts.

Wed
20
Feb
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Council calls alcohol sale special election

 

By Angela Guillory

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Linden city council called for a special election for "the legal sale of alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages" during their regular meeting on Feb. 11 at the Mary Daughety Senior Citizens Center.

An election was ordered for Saturday, May 11, at the Cass County Voting Building, 227 E. Rush St. The polling place will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on that day.

Wed
20
Feb
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City finally buys used dump truck

 

By Angela Guillory

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Linden city council members finally approved the purchase of a much needed dump truck during their regular meeting on Feb. 11 at the Mary Daughety Senior Citizens Center.

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