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Man killed in rollover crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Silsbee man died from injuries he sustained in a onevehicle rollover crash on FM 92 on April 27.

According to Sgt. Stephanie Davis, spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened about 9:45 p.m. approximately four miles north of Silsbee.

Davis stated preliminary reports indicate that a 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 92. For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a culvert. After striking the culvert, the vehicle rolled several times before striking a utility pole. All occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

 

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Fire destroys Lumberton home

Fire destroyed a Lumberton home that was flooded during Tropical Storm Harvey on April 27. Lumberton Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.

 

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Lionettes head to state tennis tournament

By Dannie Oliveaux

COLLEGE STATION — Kountze’s girls’ doubles team of Brittney McGallion and McKayla Linn advanced to the UIL Class 3A girls tennis tournament on May 18 and 19 at A&M Consolidated High School Tennis Courts.

McGallion and Linn lost to Groesbeck’s Josie Wells and Hannah Defriend in the regional finals, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6.

Kountze coach Cristi Linn noted there was some confusion during the regional final.

 

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Barnes, Turk advance to state track championships

By Dannie Oliveaux

HUNTSVILLE — Silsbee’s Kalon Barnes and Darshon Turk advanced to the UIL state meet after placing at the Class 4A Region 3 championship at Bowers Stadium on the Sam Houston State University campus on April 28.

First and second-place finishers advance to state, along with the best time among third-place finishers.

The 4A running events are set for Friday, May 11 at the Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

 

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Plant exchange

Hostesses Barbi Martinez (left) and Sandra Allison served as hostesses at the April 24 meeting of the Silsbee Garden Club at the St. John's Episcopal Church.

 

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Silsbee Woman’s Club presents checks

The Silsbee Woman’s Club present checks to their community projects. Pictured are (left to right); Bridget Gilder, Boys and Girls Club of Hardin County; Sue Johnson, Christian Care Center; Joy Martindale, Christian Woman’s Job Corp; Sharita Matthews

 

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School Briefs

Silsbee ISD

The Silsbee High School Choir will perform its annual Spring program at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 in the high school auditorium.

 

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BUSTED

Joint investigation nets 9 on drug trafficking charges

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office arrested nine individuals suspected of drug trafficking methamphetamine and synthetic marijuana in Hardin County.

According to a press release issued by Sheriff Mike Davis, the suspects have been arrested and charged with various offenses related to the possession or sale of illegal drugs.

 

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Man killed in two-car crash

A 23-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on April 22, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Sgt. Stephanie Davis, DPS spokesperson, reported troopers responded to the crash on U.S. 96, one mile north of Silsbee at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Davis stated initial reports indicate that a dark blue 2011 Ford Mustang, driven by Colt Kirkendall of Buna, was traveling northbound in the inside traffic lane of US 96.

 

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‘Spring in the Big Thicket’ set May 5

By Jessica Siratt

The Friends of the Library of Silsbee Public Library will host their first-ever spring fundraiser this year.

“Spring in the Big Thicket” is set for Saturday, May 5 at the library and downtown Silsbee.

The Spring Book and Bake Sale is 9-11 a.m., the festival is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Library Director Naconna Armfield said it will be a lot like the “Christmas In The Big Thicket” festival which has been successful for25 years. 

 

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