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Man arrested in pawn shop burglary

By Danny Reneau

A Jasper County man was arrested in connection to the burglary of a Silsbee pawn shop.

Silsbee Police reported approximately 9 a.m. March 30, officers responded to to a burglary at R&W Pawn Shop located in the 900 block of North Fifth Street.

When officers arrived, they discovered a person(s) had broken into the pawn shop and removed an assortment of items. A video camera inside the store captured the image of a white male inside the business.

 

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Mark Henry: Wrestling fan to WWE Hall of Fame

By Dannie Oliveaux

Growing up as a youngster in Silsbee, Mark Henry was one among the millions of professional wrestling fans of especially of World Wrestling Federation (WWF), know today as World Wrestling Entertainment
(WWE).

He would sit in front of the television and watch his favorite wrestlers engage in battles in the “squared circle” and occasionally live matches.

“A lot of times I went to Beaumont with my grandmother to the Civic Center to watch wrestling,” he recalled.

 

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Woodville man jailed for taking car from Silsbee car dealership

By Valerie Reddell

WOODVILLE — A Tyler County man who had been employed at a Silsbee car dealership was arrested March 20 on a felony theft charge in connection with the disappearance of a $45,000 car from the lot on the day the man was terminated.

Oshea Jamal Wooten, 22, of Woodville, was arrested after Silsbee Police obtained a warrant for his arrest on a charge of theft of property $30,000 to $150,000.

Woodville police also filed misdemeanor charge of failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding and failure to appear when they took Wooten into custody.

 

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Tigers falls to Orangefield, 12-7

The Silsbee Tigers dropped a 12-7 decision to the Orangefield Bobcats in District 22- 4A action March 29 at home.

Orangfield took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two passed balls, then added five additional runs in the second on five singles, two walks and a Silsbee error.

The Tigers answered with three runs in the third. Alex Hardy got on base with a single and then Jacob Collins was hit by a pitch as Hardy moved to third. Bryan drilled a single to score Hardy and Collins advanced to third.

 

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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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