KOUNTZE -- Co-workers, family and friends gathered Feb. 21 to celebrate the retirement of Billy Paine, who served as a bailiff for 16 years.
KOUNTZE — It took about an hour for the Hardin County Commissioners Court to make its way through a 30-item agenda during the Feb. 25 meeting in the Hardin County Court Road before a sparse crowd.
EVADALE — The burglary of an out-building in the southern end of Jasper County is under investigation, reported KJAS.com.
Photo by Dannie Oliveaux | Silsbee Bee A Lumberton Police Department officer (left) and a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash at the Cooks Lake Road Bypass on U.S. 69/96 in Lumberton. The accident happened about 1:15 p.m. on Feb. 20 and there were no reports on injuries. At press time Tuesday, no other information was available.
The Silsbee City Council’s 5:30 p.m. public meeting on a proposed ordinance to underwrite the cost of a municipal drainage utility system drew a large crowd at City Hall on Feb. 24.
Signing up to run for city election ended Feb. 14 and Silsbee will have a pair of contested races during the May 2 election.
HARDIN COUNTY — The final day for early voting is Friday, Feb. 28 for the March 3 primary election of the Republican and Democratic parties for candidate for Congress, State Legislature, state, district, county and precinct officers.
The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released the following information. Each individual named in this report is presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:
ORANGE — South East Texas Action Film Networking Group held a successful first meet-up in January with 24 filmmakers in attendance.
BEAUMONT — Southeast Texas posted a 5.4 percent unemployment rate for December 2019, up 0.2 percent from November, according to U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.