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Tigers get win in bi-district

Silsbee girls, Lumberton boys and girls fall in bi-district

By Dannie Oliveaux

BEAUMONT — The Silsbee Tigers scored four goals in the first half and hung on for a 4-3 win over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns in Class 4A Region 3 bi-district action March 29 at Kelly Catholic High School.

It was the first time Silsbee has been in the playoffs in 21 years.

Silsbee faced Huffman Hargrave in the area round game at 7:30 p.m. April 2.

 

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Childers speaks to Silsbee Garden Club

The Silsbee Garden Club met March 27 at the St. John's Episcopal Church for its monthly meeting.

The guest speaker was Bonnie Childers, a master gardener. Childers spoke to the club using a PowerPoint presentation on grafting. He also gave tips on citrus trees, planting seeds, root stock, fertilization, and diseases that attack the plant and how to identify. He also covered pruning tips and schedules.

 

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Dental kids to first-graders

Silsbee Masonic Lodge 927 delivered 220 dental hygiene kits to Silsbee Elementary School first graders on March 29 as a part of the Fantastic Teeth Fan Club created by the Masons of Texas. Two Silsbee first graders posed during the presentation with (from left) Nurse Carla Shutter, Nurse Angela McKinney, Silsbee Elementary Principal Terry Deaver, Mason Junior Warden Kevin Sims and Masons Secretary Charles Broussard.

 

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TSTA: Voters demand more state funding for schools

AUSTIN — The state teachers’ association president said majority of Texans more state education funding needed.

Noel Candelaria, president of the Texas State Teachers Association, issued a statement March 19 on the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium’s voter survey on the need for more state education funding.

“The overwhelming majority of Texans are sending a very clear message to the governor, legislators and the School Finance Commission: the state share of public education funding must be increased,” stated Canelaria.

 

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Hunting Easter Eggs

A unidentifed young girl grabs eggs during an Easter egg hunt at Pinecrest Baptist Church on March 24.

 

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Community celebration honors state champs

A community celebration was held March 24 for the Silsbee High School boys’ basketball team that won the UIL Class 4A state championship for the second year in a row.

 

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Lumberton Police seeking public’s help in unsolved case

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two white males who committed criminal mischief at the Lumberton City Park on FM 421.

According to the LPD’s Facebook post on March 22, the incident occurred on Feb. 21.

 

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Hale second at THSPA state meet

ABILENE — Silsbee junior Marquell Hale took second place in the 275-pound division in Division 2 of the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s state championships on March 16 and 17 at the Taylor County Expo Center.

Hale, who weighed in at 247 pounds, finished with a total of 1,630 — 650 squat, 405 bench and 575 deadlift.

 

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Silsbee, Lumberton teams in bi-district playoff action

Tigers, Lady Tigers face H-F in first round

By Dannie Oliveaux

Eric Martin scored two goals in the first half as the Silsbee Tigers closed out the District 19-4A boys’ soccer regular season with a 2-1 win over Hudson at home on March 23.

Martin’s first goal was in the 11th minute and his second was in the 13th minute as the Tigers took a 2-0 lead into halftime.

 

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Bookmark winners revealed in artistic fashion

Five Silsbee High School students received accolades after each were announced as Bookmark Design winners of the annual contest held at Silsbee High School library.

Tad Cancio received first place; Raina Harmon received second place, and Shawni Roby received third place; while Sydney McKinney and Mindi Barton each received honorable mention.

 

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