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Everything Will ‘Bee’ Alright

Evadale couple prepares for honey season after Harvey

EVADALE — Throughout Southeast Texas, thousands of bees belonging to one Evadale couple are preparing for the honey season despite last year's hurricane and dangerous mites.

The Collins Honey Company began as the brainchild of Daniel Glenn Collins in 1971, a senior in high school who ordered his first bee hive from a Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue. Daniel first began raising rabbits before deciding one day he wanted to raise bees. His father, Marvin Collins, now 86, decided to help.

 

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Schools shift after reclassification, alignment

By Dannie Oliv eaux

AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League’s biennial reclassification and realignments for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years were announced Feb. 1.

The biggest change locally in Region 3 was Lumberton dropping from Class 5A back down to 4A. Lumberton’s enrollment was 1,125 — the seventh largest among 4A schools.

Silsbee, who played football in Class 4A Division 1 for the past two season, dropped to Division 2 with an enrollment of 784. The UIL threw the  Tigers into District 10 with Hamshire-Fannett, Hardin-Jeffe rson, Liberty and powerhouse West Orange-Stark.

 

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Tigers pass century mark for sixth time, beat Longhorns, again

By Dannie Oliveaux

HAMSHIRE — The No. 1-ranked Silsbee Tigers end the week, surpassing the century mark in a 107- 13 rout of the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns in District 22-4A action on Feb. 2.

It was the sixth time this season the Tigers has scored 100 points or more in a game. Their largest output this season was a 118-19 win over the Longhorns on Jan. 18.

The Tigers had five players in double digits with Devon McCain tossing in 19 markers, while Braelon Bush netted 17 and Jordyn Adams popped in 16.
 

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Lady Tigers celebrate Senior Night with win

The Silsbee Lady Tigers celebrated Senior Night with a 60-42 win over the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns in District 22-4A play on Feb. 2.

It was the final home game for senior Jayla Harris, Ashley Martin and Carley Jones.

Emery Maze hit six of her game-high 15 markers in the first period as Silsbee took a 17-6 margin after the first period.

 

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Chili cook-off winners

The Kiwanis Club sponsored the annual chili cook-off on Jan. 29 at Palms Plaza. Dale Boothman present the winners with their awards.

 

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Local Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art contest winners announced

Students from Silsbee, Evadale, Kountze and Lumberton will have their artwork displayed during the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s School Art Program in February.

According to Evadale ISD art teacher Amy Walker, Best of Show and Gold Medal winners from each school in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Contest will have their artwork exhibited in the Hayloft Gallery in Reliant Stadium.

Students from Silsbee High School are Megan Bryan, Best of Show; along with Marleigh Brisbane and Kathlyn Hatcher, Gold Medal winners.

 

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LISD school board narrows field to 3 for superintendent

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — Three finalists selected for the Lumberton ISD superintendent’s position will be interviewed this week, according to School Board President James Kersh.

The school board held a special meeting Feb. 1. During the meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the superintendent applicants and approve the number of applicants to be interviewed.

 

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Two Silsbee residents arrested with drug package

By Tim Collins

BEAUMONT — Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested two Silsbee residents on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

JCSO investigators responded to information on a package containing the opioid Fentanyl had been shipped to an address on Washington Boulevard on Jan. 29.

When a suspect arrived at the Beaumont Post Office to pick up the package of Fentanyl, JCSO investigators arrested two suspects in a truck, Captain Crystal Holmes said in a release.

 

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Lumberton man nabbed for failure to register as sex offender

By Tim Collins

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a Lumberton man and charged him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Dana Marc Pratt, 51, was arrested on Jan. 20 by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit for failure to register as a sex offender while working at a Louisiana plant.

Pratt was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree with a 15- year-old female in Michigan in 1995, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry.

 

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Grass fire off FM 92

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Todd Jewett battles a grass fire on Post Plant Road off of U.S. 92 north of Silsbee on Jan. 25.

 

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