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Fire at unoccupied home

Firefighters from the Kountze Fire Department extinguish a blaze at a trailer home on Abby Lane, south of Kountze, on April 11. The fire department responded to a fire at approximately 5:30 p.m. 

 

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10 years ago, fire destroyed First Baptist Church of Kountze sanctuary

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — April 12 marked the 10-year anniversary of a fire that destroyed the First Baptist Church of Kountze in 2008.

According to the April 16, 2008 issue of The Silsbee Bee, the fire was reported on a Saturday before Sunday’s scheduled services.

Fire officials received a call at about 1:34 p.m. that the church was on fire. By the time firefighters arrived, it still appeared to be something firefighters could control.

 

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Annual Relay For Life event set Saturday at Silsbee MS

By Dannie Oliveaux

The annual Hardin/South Jasper County Relay for Life event is set 4-10 p.m. Saturday, April 21, inside the Silsbee Middle School Gymnasium.

The event was originally scheduled at Silsbee High School’s Tiger Stadium, but was moved inside because of the forecast for thunderstorms on Saturday, according to Nancy Neel, silent lead for the event.

 

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Tigers beat LC-M; remain fourth in 22-4A standings

By Dannie Oliveaux

The Silsbee Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning for a 6-4 District 22-4A win over the second-place Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears on April 13.

The win keeps the Tigers in fourth place for the final playoff spot, but the loss dropped LC-M into a tie for second with Orangefield.

As of Monday’s 22-5A standing at press time, Bridge City was in first at 6- 1, while LC-M and Orangefield are tied for second place at 5-2. Silsbee is alone in fourth place at 3-4.

 

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LC-M beats Lady Tigers in extra innings for District 22-4A victory

By Danny Reneau

The No. 17 Little Cypress- Mauriceville Lady Bears had to go into extra innings to claim a 4-1 District 22-4A win over the Silsbee Lady Tigers on April 12 in Silsbee.

The game was a pitching duel after the first inning. LCM loaded bases in the top of the inning, but could not score a run.

In the third inning, Silsbee had runners on first and second with one out but also failed to get a runner across home plate.

 

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First responders, HCSO recognized

Members of the Silsbee Chapter No. 298, Order of the Eastern Star, held a fundraiser with proceeds to honor our Silsbee first responders and the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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Ribbon cutting at Boys & Girls Club

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovations of the Boys and Girls Club of Hardin County on April 16. Representatives from the Chamber, City of Silsbee, Silsbee ISD,

 

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Silsbee ISD school board recognizes Robotic teams

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Independent School District Board of Trustee met April 10, but not in their usual place at the Administrative Building.

The school board met in the Silsbee High School Auditorium to accommodate three groups of students the board wanted to honor.

The first group honored was the Silsbee Elementary School Robotics team.

 

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Board approves Chandler to head Lumberton ISD

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — Dr. Gerald Chandler was approved unanimously as the new superintendent for Lumberton ISD during the April 5 school board meeting held in the Performing Arts Center.

Last month, Chandler was named as the lone finalist on March 8 after Dr. Jeremy Glenn, superintendent of Waxahachie ISD, withdrew his name on March 5. Glenn was announced as the finalist on March 1.

 Chandler, who was named acting superintendent in January, has been with the LISD for 15 years and served as assistant superintendent since 2012. He was named interim superintendent after James Valastro announced his retirement on Aug. 31, 2017.

 

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One-car rollover crash

Law enforcment personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident on Old Spurger Highway, in front of Callaway’s Auto Repair on April 9.

 

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