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Lumberton ISD board selects Gerald as finalist

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimous to name Dr. Gerald Chandler, acting superintendent, as the finalist for superintendent’s post during their March 8 meeting, according to a press release by the school district.

The board is scheduled to vote to offer a contract to Chandler on April 5. According to state law, the board must wait 21 days before voting to hire Chandler.

 

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07
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Silsbee man dies in rollover crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Silsbee man died in a onevehicle, rollover accident on March 5.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Davis, at approximately 7:15p.m., DPS responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on U.S. Highway 96, four miles north of Silsbee.

The driver, 56-year-old Earnest Hale of Silsbee, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Chris Ingram at the scene.

 

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07
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Lone finalist withdraws from LISD’s top post

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton ISD Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8 for its regular meeting, but also discussion about the next steps toward finding a superintendent.

On March 5, Waxahachie ISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy K. Glenn , the lone finalist for the vacant LISD superintendent post, announced he would remain at his current post.

 

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07
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Silsbee man charged with rape

By Dannie Oliveaux

LAKE CHARLES, La. — A 71-year-old Silsbee man was arrested on rape charges in Calcasieu Parish, according to KPLCTV.com

Gregg L. Hammock was arrested Feb. 28 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on one charge of first-degree rape. He remains in jail as of press time Tuesday.

Judge Clayton Davis set Hammock’s bond at $750,000.

 

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Zebras end Kountze’s season with 60-55 win in regional semi-finals

By Dannie Oliveaux

WACO — The Kountze Lions’ season came to an end as they lost to Grandview Zebra, 60-55, in the Class 3A Region 3 semi-finals March 2 at Midway High School.

The Zebra (27-6) advanced to the 3A state tournament with a 47-44 win over No. 1 Jarrell the next day.

It was Kountze’s fourth straight appearance in the 3A Region 3 tournament.

 

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07
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Silsbee downs Yates, Waco Connally; returns to state to defend 4A crown

By Danny Reneau

HUNTSVILLE — In a matchup between the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Class 4A, the top-ranked Silsbee Tigers (28-8) earned their third consecutive trip to the Class 4A state tournament with a 120- 103 win over the Houston Yates Lions in the Region 3 finals in the Johnson Coliseum at Sam Houston State University on March 3.

The game, which had 10 lead changes, was closer than the final score. Neither team led by more than six points in the first half.

 

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07
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‘Four Weddings and an Elvis”

The Silsbee Little Theater will present “Four Weddings and an Elvis,” a story about a quirky owner of a little wedding chapel in Las Vegas who has certainly seen her share of matrimonies.

 

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07
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Nominations sought for SHS Wall of Honor

Nominations are being accepted for the Silsbee High School Athletic Wall of Honor (WOH).

The purpose of the WOH committee is to recognize men and women who have graduated from SHS or Waldo Mathews High School and have excelled in high school athletics and may have continued to have success at the college, professional or Olympic levels, and have a history of good moral character.

 

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New statewide standards for school libraries released

AUSTIN – The Texas State Library and Archives Commission voted Feb. 13 to approve revised guidelines for school libraries.

“School Library Programs: Standards and Guidelines for Texas” provides communities, educators, and the public a tool for assessing and building quality school library programs and ensuring students benefit from robust instruction and resources.

 

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Delacerda found guilty, awarded death penalty

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — A 40-yearold Hardin County man convicted of murdering a 4-year-old girl was given the death penalty on Feb. 27 in a Hardin County courtroom.

Jason Wade Delacerda, 40, of Kountze, was found guilty on Feb. 23 for the Aug. 11, 2011 murder of Breonna Nichole Loftin before District Judge Steve Thomas.

 

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