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Banner for dedication to education

Lumberton ISD campuses received Common Sense Education banners for their dedication to education and technological awareness during Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 15.

 

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Silsbee ISD students recognize board

By Tim Collins

"Do we stand up, now?" several board members asked, craning to see the robot on the carpet.

"Not yet," SHS Robotics Team member Jaiden Johnson said.

The robot, which then proceeded to stack cones, was a part of Silsbee ISD's School Board Recognition Night, in which Silsbee High School students presented gifts, words of appreciation and a robotics exhibition in recognition of the board's support.

 

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School library receives grant money

SOUR LAKE — The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries announced the first round of 2017 Disaster Relief Initiative grants totaling more than $850,000 will be distributed to 17 school libraries damaged or destroyed during Hurricane Harvey.

Henderson Middle School, in the Hardin-Jefferson ISD, was one of 17 school libraries that will receive funds.

 

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Delacerda attorney postpones change of venue

By Tim Collins

KOUNTZE — The defense in the Jason Delacerda capital murder trial for the 2011 death of toddler Breonna Loftin has postponed a change of venue motion until the jury selection process finishes.

The defense and prosecution will question dozens of potential jurors before the trial begins, a process which could take three to four weeks.

The jurors have been issued a questionnaire regarding their knowledge of the trial to determine if Delacerda can receive a fair trial in Hardin County.

 

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Burning motorcycle found, owner not

By Danny Reneau

A motorist witnessed a motorcycle on fire on Hickory Grove Cemetery Road, west of the Hickory Grove Church, at approximately 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

The witness contacted the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office who dispatched the Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department to the scene. Upon arrival, SVFD personnel found no contact person or sign of an injured party

The motorcycle had no license plates and was totally destroyed in several pieces.

 

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Man arrested in Jan. 13 shooting

By Tim Collins

SOUR LAKE — A suspect has been identified and arrested for the Saturday night shooting of a Lumberton man in Sour Lake.

Jason Neal Wheeler, 37, of Lumberton, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon in connection with the shooting, according to the Hardin County Sheriff's Department.

The shooting occurred at approximately 5:04 p.m. at the 17000 block on Roadway in Sour Lake, in Grayburg, Jan. 13.

 

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Lady Tigers beat Orangefield, Bridge City for 22-4A wins

ORANGEFIELD — The Silsbee Lady Tigers improved to 3-0 in District 22- 4A with a 61-51 win over the Orangefield Lady Bobcats on Jan. 12.

Emery Maze scored five of her team-high 16 points in the first period as Silsbee took a 14-6 lead.

Dakota Matthews popped in seven in the second to help give the Lady Tigers a 28-17 margin at halftime.

 

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Tigers whip Orangefield in 22-4A opener

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Tigers opened up District 22-4A action with an 87-62 win over the Orangefield Bobcats at home on Jan. 12.

Tiger coach Joe Sigler put a unique lineup on the court to start the game. He started Kalon Barnes, Adonis Thomas, Trey Lowe, Chris Martin and Decolby Jones.

The Tigers jumped out to a 13-3 lead in the first four minutes of the game as Martin tallied five points. The Bobcats only points were a three-point basket.

 

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Celebrating MLK Jr. Day

Several dozen people walked down Business U.S. 96 on Jan. 15 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Groups walked along the highway, passing out candy to parade watchers.

 

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Silsbee Oaks staff cooks up crepes

Silsbee Oaks Administrator Anna Tanton (left to right), along with employees Kay Messer, April Drake and Rhonda Tanton prepare crepes for Hardin County employees and patron at the Hardin County Courthouse on Jan. 12.

 

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