When Danny Reneau asked me if I would evaluate the Democratic presidential candidates and offer my opinions on the primary, I thought long and hard as to how I’d go about doing that. Across the board, I believe the Democratic party has a slate of candidates who reflect the broad spectrum of Democratic party ideals. Listen to their messages. Vote for the one who best describes the kind of future you want to see for our country.
HOUSTON — A former Rice University football player, charged in the 2018 death of former Hardin-Jefferson football standout Blain Padgett, plead guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute causing death and possession with the intent to distribute causing death, according the media reports.
KOUNTZE – Thirty-Sixth Congressional District Rep. Brian Babin (R-Woodville), who is seeking re-election this year, said there’s a lot of work to be done in Washington, D.C. before he finishes his time in Congress.
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.