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Tigers 7 on 7 plays at state

The Silsbee Tigers competed in the annual Texas State 7-on-7 Organization State Tournament set from June 28-30 at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. The Tigers played in Division 2 Pool L with  Brownwood, Fairfield and Midlothian Heritage. Silsbee lost to Midlothian Heritage in Game 1, then dropped a 26-20 decision to Fairfield. The Tigers closed out the tournament with a 28-28 loss to Brownwood.

 

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Local pool team headed to world championships in Las Vegas

By Jessica Siratt

A group of Silsbee pool players, along with two Buna residents, will compete in the “world’s largest pool tournament” next month.

Patrick Ring of Silsbee said his 8-ball team called “Slow Play” are gearing up for Las Vegas and the American Poolplayers Association (APA) World Pool Championships in Las Vegas.

It is billed as “home of the world’s largest pool tournament.”

"Slow Play as a team has been operating for around two years, but I have different members at different times," said the 66-year-old Ring, who is team captain. "I think I'm the lowest ranking player on the team."

 

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SHS drum majors

Silsbee High School Drum Majors Dalton Avery (left) and Alexia Read participated in the Stephen F. Austin State University Drum Major Camp last week in Nacogdoches. They earned the award as Best Conductors. Read also
won two March-Off competitions and Best Overall Drum Major.

 

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Mrs. Bobbie Jean Stittem

Mrs. Bobbie Jean Stittem, 83 of Woodville, Texas was called home on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her residence two days before her 84th birthday. Bobbie was born July 3, 1934 to the late Elisha and Velma Smith. She was the oldest of three daughters. She leaves to cherish her memories seven daughters: Margaret Kelly (Leon), Patricia Stittem, Gloria Jones (Rev. Oliver Jones), Luvenia McDonald, Kathy Holman, Minister Yolanda Stittem and Jatona Stittem-Begelton (Reginald) and one son John R. Stittem, Jr. (Veronica), sister Joyce M. Smith; 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Stittem’s Going Home Services will be held Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Spurger. A Glimpse Before Glory (Visitation) will be 9 a.m. until time of services. Services entrusted to Donald E. Coleman Funeral Home, Kountze, Texas 409- 246-1710

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Nelmer B. Whisenant

Nelmer B. Whisenant, 102, of Fred, crossed over Jordan and waltzed through the Pearly Gates, June 27, 2018. She was born on November 27, 1915, in Silsbee, to Ida Watts Gilmore and John Henry Gilmore. Nelmer graduated from Fred High School in 1933. She married John Whisenant and they resided in Fred. She attended Lamar College, where she received a Dental Assistant Certification. She worked as a Dental Assistant for Dr. W.C. McNeil for twelve years. She then worked for Evans Products as a particle board grader until she retired. Survivors include her daughters, Mary Ward and her husband, James and Linda Whisenant, all of Fred; grandchildren, Gary Ward and his wife, Lisa, and Paula Young; great-grandchildren, Aaron Ward; Beth Slaydon and her husband, Tyler; Zane Young; and Jessica LeFloor, all of Silsbee; brother, Leston Gilmore of Wharton; sister, Betty Vandiver and her husband, Bill, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; her Pentecostal Lighthouse Church family; and a host of friends.

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Phillip Patrick “Pat” Work

Phillip Patrick “Pat” Work, 73, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was born in Silsbee. Funeral service was Friday, June 29 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial at Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. Survivors include his wife, Nell Work of Kountze; children, Scott Work and wife Jennifer of Kountze and Patrick Work of Evadale; siblings, Sue Lindeman and husband Kenneth of Silsbee, Jimmy Paul Work of Kountze and David Work and wife Donna of Lufkin; step-children, Chris Richard, Michael Richard and Sandy Drake; and nine grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.

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Man killed in 2-car crash

By Dannie Oliveaux

A Silsbee man was killed June 22 in a two-vehicle wreck on FM 92 near Mullins Road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Tommy Joe Mullins, 76, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Melissa Minton. According to Sgt. Stephanie Davis, DPS spokesperson, DPS responded to the crash which occurred at approximately 5 p.m.

Davis stated that initial reports indicate that a 2005 Chrysler passenger vehicle, driven by Mullins, was stopped, facing northbound, on the improved shoulder of the roadway.

 

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Fourth of July fireworks show set for Saturday

By Danny Reneau

The annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at Silsbee High School. The event is free and open to the public.

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department Chief Robin Jones reported the show will begin about 15 minutes after dusk, probably between 9 and 9:15 p.m.

The annual fireworks show was started by Benny Gardner, former owners of Texas Outlaw Fireworks of Silsbee. Gardner worked with a purpose to make the show as “big and extravagant” as possible. Each year, Gardner set out to produce the biggest show he had ever produced.

 

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Rollover accident on FM 418

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers examine the wreckage of an 18-wheel log truck on FM 418 west of Silsbee on July 26. The accident happened about 1:09 p.m. and road was blocked while a wrecker cleared the wreckage. No other details were available at press time Tuesday.

 

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Alexus Henry named Women’s Collegiate Field Athlete of the Year

ARLINGTON — Former Silsbee resident and University of Texas-Arlington track standout Alexus Henry claimed Women’s Collegiate Field Athlete of the Year accolades.

Henry, who graduated from Bridge City High School, claimed the high jump crown at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in early June after topping a height of 5-11 ½ in a driving rain.

 

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