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Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees started its search for a new superintendent in earnest.


KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Commissioners needed 40 minutes to take action on their 19-item agenda on Jan. 15.


HARDIN COUNTY — A high-speed chase, with speeds exceeding 100 mph, covered three counties and ended up outside Lumberton on Jan. 12 with two arrests.

Local Eastern Star chapter meets

The members of Mayflower Chapter No. 81 Order of Eastern Star held their regular monthly meeting on Jan. 8.



LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Lady Raiders dropped a pair of close contests last week.




KIRBYVILLE — The Kirbyville Wildcats picked up a rare win over the Kountze Lions, 74-53, in District 22-3A action on Jan. 11.


Ila Jay and her late husband, Ricky, moved to Silsbee from upstate New York in1980 so he could become the golf professional at the Silsbee Country Club.

Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel awarded a 10- year certificate to LeTasha Jones of WIC during a Commissioners Court meeting on Dec. 18.

BEAUMONT — Blood collection opportunities are greatly limited by the holiday season. Regular blood drive locations are currently unable to schedule drives due to reduced attendance.

The Hardin County Clerk’s Office released the following information for marriage licenses issued during November: Dustin Paul Brown & Harrah Victoria Grimes Anthony Lamar Thompson & Nikki L


Jane Selman Broussard of Sour Lake, Texas, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at home with her children and family present, after a brief illness.

Sharon Elaine Parish, 75, of Kountze, died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont.

Barbara Hutto, 77, of Fred, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at her home.

Shirley Ruth Overton, 80, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Memorial service was Saturday, January 12 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton.

Photo Galleries

An unidentified girls walks her goat around the ring Oct. 19 during the Hardin County Youth Project Show and Auction at the John Blair Pavilion in Kountze.

The Silsbee Bee

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Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270