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Motorcycle wreck injures Silsbee man

By Scott McDonald

A Monday afternoon wreck between Silsbee and Evadale has left a Silsbee man critically injured and a Louisiana man with other minor injuries.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at approximately 3:15p.m., officials responded to a two vehicle crash on U.S. 96 near the Jasper-Hardin County line.

 

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Storms rip through county

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued a severe thunderstorm warning and a flash flood warning for several counties, including Hardin County, on Wednesday, May 3. The warning for thunderstorms came at about 6:30 a.m. and the flash flood warning was released at about 8:30 a.m.

Thunderstorms produced heavy rain across the warned areas, and the county received several inches. Some locations that experienced flooding included Silsbee, Kountze, Evadale, Fred, Wildwood, Caney Head, Honey Island, and Village Mills

 

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Fire scorches business

Silsbee firefighters work to extinguish a hot spot after a big fire destroyed Southern Wholesale on Tuesday morning. Reports of the blaze first came in at 3 a.m. Tuesday, and by 11 a.m. there were eight different departments from Beaumont to Kirbyville on the scene.

 

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SHS graduate loved and missed by many

By Meagan Moore

Beloved Silsbee High School graduate passed away after a one vehicle car accident on Friday, April 28 in Polk County. Dakota Renee Goss, 19 of Silsbee, was traveling westbound on FM 943 near Short Menard Road when her vehicle, a white 2001 Chevy 1500, left the roadway.

According to reports, when Goss tried to steer back onto the pavement, she lost control, leaving the roadway once more.

 

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Silsbee receives new medical air craft at Acadian

By Meagan Moore

Silsbee and the surrounding towns and counties have a special surprise in store that will help out the community in a big way. Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, serving areas in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. As of May 1, Acadian in Silsbee will now have its own air craft for medical emergencies to help support the citizens of Southeast Texas.

In a press release, an Acadian representative stated, “Since 1971, Acadian has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation.”

 

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Wed
26
Apr
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HCSO finds ‘sophisticated’ marijuana growth operation

.By Meagan Moore

The entire mobile home was located in Kountze was converted into a sophisticated indoor marijuana growth operation with several different equipment to help cultivate the plant.

Tuesday morning the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip from Crime Stoppers about a marijuana growth operation at a resident on the corner of Texas 326 and FM 770 in Kountze.

Sergeants from the HCSO approached the mobile home and knocked on the door, letting resident inside that they were law enforcement officers out there on a tip.

 

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Babin means business

Brooks Gilchriest met with Congressman Brian Babin and Chuck Partain at the Apache Products plant in Silsbee on Wednesday. The group discussed issued that involved the operations of small businesses in America. Mr. Gilchrist reported that the plant employed 140 workers.

 

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Banks sentenced to additional 99 years in prison for assault on public servant

By Meagan Moore

A Kountze man who was already serving 20 years in prison for the beating of a former Kountze police officer and two years for evading arrest on November 7, 2014 was recently sentenced 99 years to run consecutively for once again assaulting a public servant.

The first assault happened after former police officer Kiera Linney responded to a call at the Tejas Grocery store stating that a customer was throwing things at the clerk. However, after Deputy Gulley with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrived, the clerk stated that the suspect ran out carrying a handful of Budweiser cans.

 

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Car chase leads to drug bust

By Meagan Moore

A high speed car chase from Lumberton near West Chance Cutoff to FM 418 in Kountze led to the arrest of a Lumberton woman for manufacturing/ delivery of a controlled substance and evading arrest.

Lumberton Police Officer Chad Ainsworth was on patrol when he spotted a 2003 Honda motorcycle traveling north at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 69. When he clocked the vehicle, it was traveling 91 miles per hour in a 45 miles per hour zone.

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SISD approves inter-local agreement

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee ISD board of trustees met Tuesday, April 11 with a very light agenda.

During the meeting they recognized the SHS basketball team for winning the 2017 State 4A championship.

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