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11
Oct
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Texas road trip mobil apps are available

AUSTIN — The Texas Historical Commission (THC) launched two new mobile app tours, “German Texans: Land, Freedom, Community” and “Texas: Forged of Revolution.”

The newest mobile app tours explore nearly 200 years of German cultural heritage, rediscover the widely known stories of Texas' most distinctive era, and introduce users to lesser-known heroes of the Texas Revolution, all from the convenience of a mobile device.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Communities mourning teen’s tragic death

Tristian Dilley attended school in Buna and Silsbee ISDs

By Dannie Oliveaux

Two communities are mourning the tragic death of a Silsbee High School freshman student who was found fatally shot in bed in Buna on Oct. 1.

Tristan Hope Dilley, 14, was discovered face-down in bed with a gunshot to her head, reported her step-father, Joe Scott.

Dilley, a freshman, was a member of the SHS junior varsity cheerleading squad.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Homecoming Queen

Silsbee High School senior Neeleigh Smith was crowned as the 2017 Homecoming Queen during halftime ceremonies of the Silsbee-West Orange-Starks football game on Sept. 29.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Texas General Land Office prepping short-term, long-term recovery efforts

By Tim Collins

LUMBERTON — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said last week the General Land Office has signed a contract with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide assistance to Texas residents affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Bush, who visited Hardin County on Sept. 27, said the assistance would arrive within “weeks, if not months,” through five short-term housing programs. He met with state, county and city officials during a meeting at Lumberton City Hall.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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Kirbyville holds on for 36-32 win over Kountze

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — The Kirbyville Wildcats held off a late Kountze Lions’ rally and held on for a thrilling 36-32 win in the District 11-3A opener for both teams.

The Lions’ Keshawn Adams scored on a 7-yard run then ran for the two-point conversion to pull to within four of the Wildcats’ 36-32 lead with 31 seconds left in the game.

Kountze recovered the onside kick but was unable to complete the comeback attempt.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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WO-S spoils Tigers’ homecoming with 34-17 win

By Danny Reneau

Silsbee Tigers’ game against West Orange-Stark included a little bit of everything.

The Mustangs came into the game as one of the top-ranked teams in Class 4A, along with a 29-game winning streak.

Silsbee was celebrating homecoming with their eyes set on ending the Mustangs’ long winning streak.

 

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Wed
04
Oct
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SHS Jazz Band members to competition

Silsbee High School Jazz Band members advanced to the Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) Jazz Area Competition announced this week. The members include (front row, from left), Brianna Gray, Emily Humphrey, Cody Trahan, Kamryn Harper, Braydon Kiser; and (back row, from left), Andrea Moore, Jakob Duke, Brandon Stumpf, Matthew Davis and Hunter Wood. Humphrey,

 

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04
Oct
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Lumberton rezones land for assisted living facility

By Tim Collins

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council rezoned a portion of the land on North L.H.S. Drive, Sept. 25, at the request of Riceland Senior Living, a division of Riceland Health Care.

The request included authorization for an assisted living facility at the back of the property, with the front entrance flanked by two commercial buildings, according to city manager Steve Clark.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Cruise ‘N Silsbee

Four-yearold Gage Coward of Lakeview admires one of the many classic automobiles that were on display at the annual Cruise ‘N Silsbee car show Sept. 23 at the old Kirby Memorial Stadium in Silsbee.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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HOF inductees recall days at SHS

By Danny Reneau

The 2017 Wall of Honor inductees will be honored at a reception at 5-7 p.m. Sept. 29, at Silsbee High School. The reception will be in the gym lobby area and the induction will be in the Silsbee High School auditorium.

The recipients will receive their plaques at Friday’s homecoming football game.

 

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