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Guest speaker, award presentations highlight annual Chamber banquet

By Dannie Oliveaux

More than 270 people attended the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Award’s Banquet on Feb. 22 in the Silsbee High School Cafeteria.

The theme for the night was “A Night in New Orleans” and included Cajun food provided by Novrozsky’s of Silsbee.

 

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Artists visit second-graders

Visiting artists Herman and Rose Davis (back) stand behind second-graders (left to right) Wyatt Williamson, Lynzey Marble, Graylon Love and Trinity Kinsey.

 

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Don’t Mess With Texas’ scholarship contest deadline set

AUSTIN – Applications for the 2018 “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.

Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.

 

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Delacerda capital murder trial under way

Defense motions for mistrial on first day of trial

By Tim Collins

KOUNTZE — The defense for Jason Wayne Delacerda, on trial for the capital murder of 4-year-old Breonna Loftin in 2011, motioned for a mistrial on Feb. 20.

Delacerda is charged with intent or knowledge in the murder of a child younger than the age of 6. The defense pleaded not guilty. Breonna's mother, Amanda Guidry, is expected to face trial later this year.

 

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Pattillo is Chamber’s Citizen of the Year

By Tim Collins

The Silsbee Chamber of Commerce has awarded its Citizen of the Year Award to Janice Pattillo former executive director of the Christian Care Center and current theater craftswoman.

Pattillo began working at the Christian Care Center in 1997, first in the pantry, then as an interviewer before becoming director in 2005.

Pattillo retired late last year to focus on her work in the theater, specifically the theater company, LiFT, which hosts acting camps and creates theatrical productions for the Silsbee area.

 

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Fire reported at South Hampton facility

By Dannie Oliveaux

South Hampton Resource, Inc. officials reported a fire in several heaters occurred atthe Silsbee plant on FM 418 about 9:40 p.m. Feb. 14.

“This incident occurred during testing and commissioning activities of our fuel gas and circulating gas systems in our new Reformer unit,” said Turner Evans, plant manager

 

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Yates ends Lady Tigers’ season

Silsbee falls in 4A regional quarterfinals

By Dannie Oliveaux

HUMBLE — The Silsbee Lady Tigers saw their season come to an end as the Yates Lady Lions won the Class 4A Region 3 quarterfinals, 83-74, on Feb. 19 at Summer Creek High School.

Silsbee had a 13-9 lead in the first period, but Yates came back for a 24-23 margin to end the period.

The Lady Lions went on a 7-2 for a 31-25 lead with six minutes left in the second. But Silsbee rallied with a 7-1 run to close the gap by one, 32-31.

 

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Tigers whip Huntington in bi-district

No.1 Silsbee takes on North Forest in area round Friday

By Danny Reneau

LIVINGSTON — The No. 1-ranked Silsbee Tigers opened up the trek for defending their Class 4A state championship with a 98-63 bi-district win over the Huntington Red Devils on Feb. 19 at Livingston High School.

“The pace was good in the game but the defense was not what I wanted,” said Silsbee head coach Joe Sigler.

Sigler said his overall assessment was that the style of play “helped us.”

 

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Supporting the Arts

Joby Irvine (left) and Carol Seabrook perform a short play during the Silsbee Women’s Club meeting Feb.8 at the Silsbee Community Center.

 

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Master’s Men hosting annual Winter Celebration Feb. 24 at SHS Auditorium

The Master's Men of Silsbee will host their 11th annual Winter Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Silsbee High School Auditorium. Doors open at 4 p.m and the concert starts at 5 p.m.

The Master's Men, a local group, is composed of seven men and a woman: Bill Wright, bass; Jimmy Norwood, tenor; Keith Morgan, lead; Kent Houp, baritone; Mike Burkhalter, bass; Rick Goldin, lead; and Rusty Mott, baritone, as well as Yvette Morgan.

 

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