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A float built by Wiley Mae Baptist Church was just one of the many colorful floats that participated in the annual Christmas in the Big Thicket Parade on Dec. 1


KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Historical Commission will honor Cecil and Renee Wells at their annual awards presentation and reception on Thursday, Dec. 6.

HARDIN COUNTY — A fire reported as a small fire behind a house on State Highway 327 West turned into a major fire on Dec. 3 that required three local fire departments to extinguish the blaze.

Local woman gets 4 years in murder


Nine-year-old Caitlyn Daigle, a fourth-grader at Fred Elementary School, killed her first deer — a doe — on Nov. 23 at the Magnolia Hunting Club in Spurger.

The Silsbee Police Department reported seven arrests. Four of the arrests were warrant arrests and one was a Class C misdemeanor. They arrested two people on other charges.

Hardin County Sheriff’s Office released the following information:

Legend: Possession of marijuana (POM), possession of controlled substance (POCS) and driving while intoxicated (DWI).



Several Silsbee Middle School students took a copy of The Silsbee Bee with them while at the 2018 Junior High and Junior Varsity All-American Thanksgiving Tour at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlan



Nathanial Jacob “Nate” Coward, 16, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. He was born in Livingston.

Bobbi Lea Gray, 40, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was born in Beaumont.

Cecil Baird, 86, of Trinity, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. He was born in Sulphur Springs.

Arthur Sontag Sr., 67, of Kountze, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018.

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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

P.O. Box 547
Silsbee, TX 77656
Phone: 409-385-5278
Fax: 409-385-5270