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Lumberton landmark Adventure Kingdom closes

By Tim Collins

LUMBERTON — “THANK YOU FOR TEN YEARS — MARLON & TIFFANY” flashes on the digital marquee at the entrance to Adventure Kingdom, a Lumberton landmark and popular party spot. After sustaining damage due to Tropical Storm Harvey’s floodwaters, the location is closing after ten years and selling off all its equipment, including swan boats, lawn chairs, bumper cars and office furniture.

During Harvey, the part of U.S. 96 between Lumberton and Beaumont was a lake, effectively turning Lumberton, Silsbee, and several other towns in the Beaumont metropolitan area into islands. Adventure Kingdom was caught in the flood.

 

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Lady Tigers fall to No. 9 Huffman Hargraves

By Dannie Oliveaux

LIVINGSTON — The Silsbee Lady Tigers failed to get revenge on the No. 9 Huffman Hargraves Lady Falcons.

Hargraves won the UIL Class 4A Region 3 quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Silsbee on Nov. 7 at Livingston Junior High School.

Last year, the Lady Falcons beat Silsbee, 3-1, in the 4A area round of the playoffs.

Hargraves won the first set, 25-16, then easily cruised in the second, 25-8.

 

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Silsbee whips Falcons, still in hunt for district title

By Tim Collins

HUFFMAN — The Silsbee Tigers stayed in the hunt for the District 10-4A Division 1 title with a 61-30 road win over the Huffman Hargrave Falcons on Nov. 3.

After forcing a Tiger punt, Hargrave fumbled a punt and Silsbee recovered the loose ball.

Chris Martin opened up the scoring with a short run for a touchdown with 9:19 left in the first quarter.

A point-after touch by kicker Eric Martin brought the score, 7-0.

 

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Exhibit Hall winners from the Youth Project Show

KOUNTZE — The Hardin County Youth Project Show was held at the John Blair Pavilion on Oct. 21.

The Exhibit Hall Show results are as followed:

• BISCUITS: (Middle School) 1. Esther Cartwright, Horse & Rider 4-H; Champion: Esther Cartwright

• CORNBREAD: (High School) 1. Cody Camden, Silsbee FFA; 2. Brianna Fregia, Kountze FFA; 3. Nathanael Cartwright, Horse & Rider 4-H; 4. Jillian Sawyer, Lumberton 4-H; (Middle School): 1. Christian Baird, Big Thicket 4-H; Champion: Christian Baird and Reserve Champion: Cody Camden

 

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Photo contest winners

The Hardin County Camera Club met on Oct. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Silsbee. Two of the members discussed drones and drone photography. The monthly contest was "Reflections.

 

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Wreck delays classes at West Hardin schools

SARATOGA — An 18- wheel tractor-trailer overturned on State Highway 105 near West Hardin High School on Nov. 1.

The accident happened about 6 a.m. and the road was closed for several hours as crews cleared the roadway.

 

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Halloween blaze destroys attorney’s home

By Dannie Oliveaux

KOUNTZE — The cause of a Halloween fire that destroyed the home of a longtime Hardin County attorney is still under investigation, according to a spokesperson with the Kountze Volunteer Fire Department.

KFD Firefighter Laura Comer-Pape said the two-story home of Henry “Bugs” Coe was destroyed by fire and the investigation continues to determined the cause of the blaze on Oct 31.

 

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Halloween time

Emma Armstrong, 10, with her one-year-old dachshund, Allie, dressed for Trunk or Treat at the Silsbee Convalescent Center on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

 

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Utility bills higher for October

By Tim Collins

Hardin County residents have reported higher electric bills for the month of October.

Entergy spokeswoman Kacee Kirschvink said Tropical Storm Harvey has affected the accessibility of Entergy’s meters, necessitating estimated bills for the month of September, either due to debris, high waters leading to damaged equipment, or locked or impeded gates, which prevented Entergy employees from reading meters.

Glenn Wendling, of Lumberton, said he lives off FM 421 and U.S. 69, in a place that received little water. He said Entergy estimated his September bill at $27.81, while his October bill was around $148. He said his August bill was only $14 less, at $134.41.

 

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Silsbee sweeps Diboll for bi-district win

By Dannie Oliveaux

WOODVILLE — The Silsbee Lady Tigers advanced to the area playoff with a 3-0 win over the Diboll Lady Lumberjacks in Class 4A Region 3 bidistrict playoff action on Oct. 30 at The Summit on the Woodville High School campus.

With the win, the Lady Tigers will take on Liberty (19-15) in the area round double header on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Barbers Hill High School in Mount Belvieu.

 

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