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Bain announces retirement from Silsbee ISD

By Dannie Oliveaux

Silsbee ISD Superintendent Richard Bain Jr. announced retirement from his post at the end of the first semester.

Bain said technically Dec. 31 would be his final day, but his last day will be Dec. 21, the day the school district begins its Christmas Holiday break.

Bain sent a letter to staff and the Board of Trustees.

 

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FIREMEN VISIT SCHOOL

Fireman Dale Balla of the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department helps some kindergarten students get down from the fire truck during a visit to Laura Reeves Primary on Oct. 12.

 

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Early voting for Nov. 6 election begins Oct. 22

Voters have 12 days to cast early ballots

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — Early voting for the Nov. 6 General Election is set from Monday, Oct. 22 to Friday, Nov. 2.

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday in the Hardin County Courthouse Dome between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekend voting is at the Dome from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and Sunday, Oct. 28.

Early voting is from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Silsbee on Tuesday, Oct. 23; Lumberton City Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24; and Sour Lake Community Center on Thursday, Oct. 25.

 

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Raiders win district opener with 38-31 overtime win

By Dannie Oliveaux

Ty Cruse ran for a 6-yard touchdown as the Lumberton Raiders opened up District 11-4A Division 1 play with a thrilling 38-31 overtime win over the Huffman Hargrave Falcons on Oct. 12 at Raider Stadium.

Kaleb Karr’s point-after kick was the final points of the game after Cruse’s game-winning run.

 

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Tigers lose 24-21 heart-breaker to WO-S

Last-second FG give WO-S their 500 win

By Dannie Oliveaux

WEST ORANGE — The West Orange Mustangs celebrated being the all-time winningest high school footballteam in the state of Texas after a dramatic 24-21 win over the Silsbee Tigers on Oct. 12 at Dan R. Hooks Stadium.

It was the 500th game for the Mustangs who are officially 400-97-3 for an astonishing .803 all-time winning percentage.

 

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KEY TO THE CITY

The Faith Temple Church of God In Christ Church held a Pastor and Wife Appreciation Day on Oct. 7 for Arthur and Treva Smith.

 

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Ranger Max Harper earns prestigious award

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — A Kountze High School graduate earned a prestigious award by the Big Thicket Association on Oct. 13.

Ranger Max Harper was awarded Big Thicket Association’s Thomas Lubbert Superior Achievement Award.

The award is named for Thomas Lubbert, the Preserve’s first superintendent from 1974-86. The award honors Preserve employees for outstanding performance and significant contributions to the Preserve.

 

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School’s first-ever swim team ready to compete

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — For the first time in school history, Lumberton High School will have a school-sponsored swim team.

Swim coach Lori Dyess said LHS had one swimmer compete last year and another four years ago on a parentsponsored team.

Dyess was a high school assistant coach in another district for seven years prior to coming to Lumberton ISD to teach. She has coached summer league swimming for four years.

 

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Officials attend GLO workshop on property impacted by tropical storm

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — About 50 people from Southeast Texas counties and municipalities from Hardin, Jefferson, Orange, Jasper and Chambers counties gathered in a Hardin County courtroom Oct. 2 to hear from Texas General Land Office (GLO) representatives who conducted a workshop to discuss the buyout and acquisition program and other disaster recovery programs managed by the GLO.

After the Hardin County Commissioners Court official started its special meeting, Heather Lagrone, deputy director for the Community Development and Revitalization program with the GLO, updated the group on the recovery efforts and funding.

She said Texas got $57 million initially for Hurricane Harvey.

 

 

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Deputy disarms woman disrupting court with knife

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — A Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputy disarmed a woman with a knife while disrupting court on Oct. 3, according to Sherriff Mark Davis.

Davis identified the woman as Amanda Lynn Robertson, 34, of Kountze. She was charged with “hindering proceedings by disorderly conduct” — a Class A misdemeanor.

Roberton was arraigned Oct. 4 and transported to the Hardin County Jail under a $1,500 bond.

 

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