KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Genealogy Society’s Library, located at 220 West Main, has has hundreds of books and records, and they can assist individuals in looking up their ancestry online.
Photo by Dannie Oliveaux | Silsbee Bee The Dr. Seuss classic, “The Cat in the Hat,” came to life at Silsbee Elementary School recently. More than 1,400 students, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade attended the production which was adapted by Katie Mitchell for four sessions. The troupe is from Main Street Theater in Houston. It was sponsored by the Performing and Visual Arts Council (PVAC) of Silsbee.
Courtesy Photo | Silsbee Bee Silsbee Oaks Healthcare celebrated Madri Gras with a parade of 28 entries. Residents were decorated by staff members and threw beads while jazzing it up to some Zydeco music. John Haven (right) and Norine Bunner were crowned as King and Queen of the festivities. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed king cake and punch.
There were 9,011 Republicans and 1,361 Democrats who voted early or went to the polls.
SARATOGA — Evadale’s Hope Miller and Chelsea Pattarozzi took first place in the hurdle events at the annual West Hardin Invitational on March 6 at West Hardin High School.
FANNETT — Silsbee’s Ayden Bell placed second in the discus and third in the shot put during the annual Hamshire-Fannett Longhorn Relays on March 6.
LUMBERTON — The Lumberton High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) attended the 2020 Region IV Conference in Galveston recently.
BEAUMONT — The Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Texas Chapter will present the eighth annual Family Portrait Luncheon on Thursday, March 26, at the MCM Eleganté Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2355 Interstate 10 Access Road.
Harley Jo Perkins of Kountze (left) will compete collegiately next year for the Sam Houston State University Rodeo Team. Perkins is pictured with SHSU Rodeo coach Edward “Bubba” Miller. Perkins will graduate from Christian Academy of America Homeschool Program in the Spring. She won the 2018 and 2019 Texas High School Rodeo Association’s (THSRA) Region V barrel racing titles, won the 2019 Halletsville Invitational rodeo barrel racing title and is the reserve 2019 barrel racing champion at the International Finals Youth Rodeo. IFYR. Perkins, the daughter of Nacona and Ryan Perkins, will barrel race at SHSU.
AUSTIN — Governor Greg Abbott recently announced the launch of the School Safety and Victims' Services Research Survey for educators across the state of Texas. This survey, administered by Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University (TSSC), will glean information on school preparedness during, before, and after crises such as active shooter situations or natural disasters.