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Developer aims at improving downtown

By Daniel Elizondo
 
A property management company based out of Silsbee is seeking funds from Silsbee Economic Development Corporation in a planned revitalization of a part of downtown. Brooke Managment LLC is under contract to purchase 6,000 square feet of property at the corner of Avenue H and 5th Street in downtown Silsbee.
 
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Fire destroys home in Kountze

By AndreaWhitney
 
A fire that began on Monday afternoon off of Highway 327 in Kountze completely engulfed and destroyed a home, according to Kountze Volunteer Fire Chief Jim Stopplemen.
 
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EEOC dismisses complaint

By Daniel Elizondo
 
The City of Silsbee received a final notification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 25 regarding a complaint filed by Silsbee EDC Director Kim Garrett. The EEOC returned a dismissal of the complaint on April 25, stating that there was no violation of the allegations by Garrett.
 
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GALLERY: Angels of Care softball tourney

Hardin County Angels of Care held its annual softball tournament on Saturday.

The organization raises money for children in Hardin County in need of special medical needs.

State Rep. James White was the honorary person to throw out the first pitch to begin the tournament. Hardin County District Attorney David Sheffield provided an opening prayer.

Hardin County Angels of Care is a non-profit organization providing for children.

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Students rally for fallen classmate

By Daniel Elizondo
 
Silsbee High School students rallied together to pay tribute to a fellow student on Thursday with a candlelight vigil. Hundreds gathered at Silsbee High School’s Tiger Stadium during the dusk hour to pay its respect to Jamarcus Myers and his family. Myers was killed in a head-on collision on Easter Sunday morning, sending a wave of sadness throughout the campus.

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Log jam on Hwy. 96

By Andrea Whitney
 
Northbound lanes of Highway 96, just south of the Hardin and Jasper County lines were shut down Friday morning, April 25, after a two vehicle accident caused a log truck to overturn. According to DPS Trooper Calvin Starkie, who is the investigating officer, troopers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Highway 96, two miles south of the county lines at approximately 7:44 a.m.

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Intruder shot north of Silsbee

By Andrea Whitney
 
A Silsbee homeowner had quite the awakening Sunday night when a man crashed through his family's home on Old Spurger Highway. According to Sheriff Ed Cain, 21-year old Trent Durr was asleep with his wife and infant child in the 5500 block of Old Spurger Highway in Silsbee when he was awakened by what he described as a "loud bang" right before midnight.

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Early voting begins Monday

By Daniel Elizondo.
 
City, school candidates are priming for early voting, which begins on Monday in Hardin County. Several positions are up for grabs in local seats, including Silsbee city and school positions. Silsbee City Council has three positions up for election including At-Large Place 1, District B and District A.
 
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Head-on collision claims teen

By Andrea Whitney.
 
A two car accident on FM 418, just west of Silsbee, claimed the life of a Silsbee High School senior and left four others injured. According to Department of Public Safety Troopers, the crash occurred at approximately 8:50 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, when a 2001 Ford truck driven by Jamarcus Myers, 18, attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone while traveling eastbound on FM418. The Ford struck a 2008 Dodge truck head-on.
 
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Kountze man pleads guilty in fraud case

A 53-year-old Kountze man has pleaded guilty in connection with his role in theft of government property, announced U.S.Attorney John M. Bales today. Tony Lynn Thornton, Sr. pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with theft of government property of a value of less than $1,000 today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin.
 

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