Silsbee resident Charles Tarver brought a 7-pound cantaloupe by The Silsbee Bee office on Aug. 3. Tarver raised the huge melon at his home and didn’t use any fertilizers. He added that he had four others weighing 5 pounds or more. Photo by Danny Reneau
KOUNTZE – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) is increasing backcountry recreational access by making back-country camping permits and hunting permits available via phone and postal mail.
Silsbee High School debate student Nicole Duke represented SHS Debate in the Texas Speech and Debate Camp Virtual Student Congress tournament during the week of July 12-18. During the tournament, Nicole presented multiple speeches from the Fall Texas Forensic Association (TFA) Student Congress Docket, as well as served as the Presiding Officer for the final session. Her hard work earned her the third-place award overall and the title of “Outstanding Presiding Officer” for the tournament.
Sonja Kelley, executive director for the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce, announced “Shop Fashion Forward” is 9:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1.
The presentation for the 2020 Fire Hydrant Painting Contest was July 25 at The Silsbee Bee office.
People of all ages gathered at Waldo Matthews Park for a Juneteenth Celebration. There was plenty of food and live music for everyone to enjoy, along with a speech by Rev. Carl J.D. Tyler, Jr. Photo by Danny Reneau