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B&G Club of Hardin County hosting awards dinner June 8

The Boys and Girls Club of Hardin County will host its Annual Awards Dinner at 6 p.m., Friday, June 8 in the Silsbee High School cafeteria.

George “Tic” Price, head coach for the Lamar University Cardinals basketball team, will be the special guest speaker.

The Cards lost to University of Texas at San Antonio, 76-69, in the opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament this season.

 

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Headquarters for volunteers opens

By Dannie Oliveaux

Several hundred volunteers who are coming to help rebuild homes damaged by Tropical Storm Harvey will have a place to stay.

A ribbon cutting was held July 1 for the Hardin County Strong Long-term Disaster Recovery Summer Volunteer Center at the old John H. Kirby Elementary School, 1205 North 5th St., Silsbee.

Attending the ceremony were Hardin County, City of Silsbee and Silsbee ISD officials, Silsbee Chamber of Commerce members and representatives from several volunteer organizations.

 

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Local Boy Scout receives Medal of Merit

LUMBERTON — Donovan Roe was the recipient of the Medal of Merit, an award given by a local Boys Scouts of America council of the performance of an act of service, or rare and exceptional character that reflects an uncommon degree of concern for the well-being of others.

He was presented the Medal of Merit by Jacob Major of Troop 181 during the Sabine District banquet at the First Methodist Church in Silsbee.

 

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Carver reunion, Juneteenth Celebration set June 22-24

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — Former students of George Washington Carver High School are planning a 50-year reunion of the closing of the school, along with a Juneteenth Celebration this month.

The George Washington Carver Alumni Association will host both events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-24, on the old school grounds.

The theme is “It’s All About G.W. Carver.”

 

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Schools consolidated

In 1955, the Honey Island Colored School was consolidated with Carver which increased the enrollment.

The assembly building was converted into two classrooms. Laura Johnson, who was principal at the Honey Island school, joined the Carver staff, while Mary E. Coleman and Eliza L. Fletcher was hired at the  elementary school.

Construction began on a new gym where the students would play indoor basketball and hold their tournament. The school changed the mascot from Eagles to Pirates.

 

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DEADLY WEEKEND

 Couple killed in apparent murder-suicide; man killed in officer-related shooting

Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis (left) reviews the scene with a couple of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and a Hardin County Sheriff’s deputies in front of the home where a murder-suicide occured on May 26 in Lumberton.

 

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Silsbee, Evadale graduation ceremonies set this week

Seniors from Silsbee High and Evadale High School will conduct commencement exercises for the Senior Class of 2018.

On Thursday, May 31, about 170 seniors will receive their diplomas as the Silsbee High School graduation is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Tigers Stadium.

 

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Texas Rangers investigating officer-related shooting by SPD officer, HCSO deputy

Texas Rangers continued their investigation into the May 26 shooting of a 52- year-old Tyler County man who was shot and killed by two law enforcement officers after he made threats to harm his family and law enforcement officers.

According to a press release from the Texas Rangers, at 2:17 a.m., the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted regarding a suspect that had made the threats.

 

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Local players named to Super Gold teams

The Beaumount Enterprise announced members of its 2018 Super Gold teams for the winner spring sports.

Silsbee’s record-setting senior Kalon Barnes was named the Boys Track Athlete of the Year as the Super Gold awards were presented May 21.

 

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OutKast go undefeated in Louisiana tournament

The SETX OutKast 10U fastpitch softball team, took their No. 1 ranking in the state of Texas over to Alexandria, La., this past weekend to participate in the May Ring Match Up tournament.

The OutKast went 6-0, capturing first place in the tournament.

 

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