A SUV hits standing water near the intersection of U.S. Business 96 and West Avenue M in Silsbee on April 28. Heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning strikes hit Hardin County about 1:30 p.m. Electricity was reported out for moe than 2 hours in a portion of Silsbee. Photo by Dannie Oliveaux
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 27, the state’s stay-at-home orders expire Thursday, April 30 and it will allow the first phase of reopening businesses amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
JASPER — The Texas Department of Health and Human Services announced a Coronavirus Mobile Test Site will be in Jasper on Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
KOUNTZE — Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel reported the county’s third coronavirus-related death on April 23.
KOUNTZE — Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel announced April 22 that he would allow message therapists to provide medically necessary massage services.
Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton Provide Updated Joint Guidance to Houses of Worship
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 21 issued updated joint guidance regarding the effect of Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services conduct
The Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees met April 14 via Google Meet, which provided video and audio to the board and public, along with allowing 2-way communication.
A Silsbee Fire Department volunteer sprays water on a fire on Herbert Drive about 3 p.m. April 16. Firefighters arrived to find an old mobile home engulfed in flames. Several tanker trucks responded and there were no injuries reported. Photo by Dannie Oliveaux
Gov. Greg Abbott’s said that all schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year. Abbott made the announcement on April 17 during his conference for his plans to re-open Texas.
A paramedic from Crossroad EMS talks with driver of a 2001 Toyota Camry after responding to a 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 327 East and Gentry Road on April 20. The driver, Haley Lewis, was transported to a Beaumont hospital with minor injuries. According to Silsbee Police Chief Shawn Blackwell, the Toyota was traveling eastbound on Highway 327 East and was struck on passenger side by a 2018 Nissan Frontier, driven by Daphne Cravy, who was attempting to cross the highway. Blackwell said Cravy was cited for failure to yield right of way. Photo by Dannie Oliveaux