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L Darius Bellamy

L Darius Bellamy, age 81, passed away Saturday May 19, 2018. He was born to L.D. Bellamy and Lillie Mae Barge on September 14, 1936 in Zavalla, Texas. L Darius spent his career as an LVN working in the Silsbee and Buna areas. He held positions at Silsbee Doctors Hospital and Silsbee Convalescent Center. He was retired from the United States Army where he served in the Vietnam War and Korean Conflict. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star medal. L Darius was a good man who loved his family and friends. Family gatherings and visits with Grandpa will be happy memories for all. Spending time outdoors mowing grass, working in his garden, and fishing were some of his favorite past times. L Darius also loved to spend time watching western movies. L Darius was a faithful servant who was loved by many. He will be greatly missed but his legacy will continue.

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Silsbee woman killed in four-person fatality accident in Aransas County

By Dannie Oliveaux

HOLIDAY BEACH — A Silsbee woman was among four people killed in a two-vehicle fatality wreck May 11 in Aransas County.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in Corpus Christi, the accident occurred approximately 9:42 p.m. on State Highway 35, 12 miles north of Fulton.

 

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SVFD responds to pair of house fires

By Danny Reneau

Firefighters from Silsbee, Evadale and Lumberton spent several hours battling a house fire at 1225 Knupple Road on May 9.

The Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze at 5:08 p.m. and immediately started battling the fire.

 

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Louisiana woman killed in motorcycle crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Louisiana woman died from serious injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident May 12, according to a press release by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Beaumont.

The crash occurred three miles north of Silsbee.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on U.S. 96 when it traveled off the roadway onto the shoulder. In an attempt to get the vehicle back onto the road, the driver overcorrected which caused the driver and passenger to fall off the motorcycle.

 

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Kountze’s Brianna Arline takes eighth in 3A girls’ long jump

AUSTIN — Kountze sophomore Brianna Arline finished eighth in the Class 3A girls long jump at the 2018 UIL State Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus on May 11.

Arline’s jump was 17 feet, 1.75 inches — a foot shorter than her qualifying jump of 18-2.

Leonard senior Natalie Simmons won the event with a jump of 18-8 and sister Kelcie Simmons was second at 18- 4.5. Palacious’ Elizabeth Ortiz was third at 17-8 and Goliad’s Amaya Brown, the top qualifier, was fourth at 17-7.

 

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Barnes blitzs field to take first in 100, 200

By Dannie Oliveaux

AUSTIN — Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes turned in a record performance in the Class 4A boys’ division as he defended his 100- and 200- meter individual titles at the 2018 UIL State Track and Field Championships May 12 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus.

Barnes, who set the 4A record in the 100 at 10.22 last year, captured first in the 100 with a personal best of 10.04 — nearly a half-second faster than second-place Ryan Martin of Stafford (10.41).

 

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LISD art contest winners announced

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD administration announced the winners of their art contest for the LISD staff perfect attendance t-shirt.

First-place winner was Laura Wolf, second was Audrey Swearingen and third was Averie McFarland.

Honorable mention were Brieson Ford, Kaydi Hawthorne, Hope Fowler, Grace Sample, Keira Devillier, Haven Salinas and Cole Newton.

 

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Former Silsbee High School players honor former coach

By Danny Reneau

Former Silsbee High School coach Kim Albers was honored by her former basketball players with a reception to celebrate her retirement on May 11.

Albers was a demanding coach who led her team into the playoffs many times. She coached the Lady Tigers to the state tournament twice and reached the state finals in 1995.

 

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Silsbee MS eighth-graders receive the Presidential Award

Twenty-four Silsbee Middle School students received the 2018 Presidential Award in a ceremony held at Edwards- Johnson Memorial Silsbee Middle School on May 9.

To be eligible, students must meet requirements, including grade point average or, school-set criteria and choice of state tests or teacher recommendations during their sixth through seventh grade years as well as the first semester of their eighth grade year.

 

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Minnie Dahse Callender

Minnie Dahse Callender, 94, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, May 12 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Beaumont with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, also in Beaumont. Born in Weimar, she retired from what is now Bank of America after 25 years, first as a teller, then as a loan accounting officer. Survivors include her children, Cliff Callender, Mark Callender and wife Jane and Kathy Scoggin and husband Gene; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

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