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Silsbee’s Partain, Sundgren headline all-district team

By Danny Reneau

The 22-4A all-district baseball teams have been released. Jack Dallas of West Orange- Stark was named as the District MVP.

Chase Partain of Silsbee was selected as the Offensive MVP and Trevis Sundgren of Silsbee was named as the Pitcher of the Year.

 

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Appreciation for the first responders

Alyssa Spurlock, 8 of Silsbee (left), listens to instructions while boarded upon Alpha Air Rescue helicopter last Friday at Alpha’s office. Alpha held a First Responders Appreciation Day in conjunction with EMS Week. Pictured with Spurlock is Alpha Air Nurse Kat Landor.

 

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Silsbee ISD runoff voting underway for Place 1

By Scott McDonald

The runoff between Kathy Merritt and Derrell (D.J.) Ferguson for Place 1 on the Silsbee ISD Board of Trustees will be on Saturday, June 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting will take place from Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 6 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each business day. All voting will take place at the SISD Administration Building, located at 415 Hwy. 327 West in Silsbee.

 

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Silsbee Garden Club visits Picket House in Woodville

The Silsbee Garden Club traveled to Woodville to the Picket House Restaurant and Heritage Village Museum on May 23 for their monthly gathering. They had 13 members present.

The Museum is a collection of buildings and artifacts depicting a small farm and timber community ofthe mid- 1800’s to about 1920. A guided tour was conducted by Wanda Smith, who shared many details about how the acreage was developed. A tour was also conducted where Mr. Clyde Gray, owner and operator of Heritage Gardens, once lived. His home was decorated with many of his paintings. 

 

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Silsbee retains police chief

By Scott McDonald

A 4-1 vote by the Silsbee City Council on Monday approved a pay raise to keep Police Chief Waylan Rhodes, who has held the position for four and a half months.

Rhodes, who assumed duties in early January with a salary of $72,000 plus city employee benefits, tendered his resignation two weeks ago after he was approved to become the police chief in Cameron for the same amount of money.

 

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Mobile home fire contained

Three different fire departments from the surrounding communities were called out to a mobile home located at 3812 Hwy. 326 North in Kountze for a fire that had engulfed an ice box. The fire occurred on Monday at about 10:50 a.m. Sour Lake Fire Department was the first to arrive on scene with Hardin County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Trevor Samford waiting on their arrival and containing the area. Kountze Fire Department and Silsbee Fire Department arrived soon after. According to the Sour Lake FD Fire Chief, combustibles were stored around the ice box (inset photo) and caused an electrical fire in the garage area located on the right end of the mobile home.

 

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Domestic disturbance leads to Lumberton stabbing

By Meagan Moore

A domestic disturbance soon turned into an aggravated assault at the home located on 10910 Cooks Lake Road in Lumberton on Sunday. At about 6:06 p.m. the Hardin County Sheriff’s office responded to a call in regards to a stabbing.

Sergeants Grant McDowell and Trevor Samford, among other deputies, arrived at the scene to find a 35-year-old victim with multiple injuries. It appeared that an argument between the victim and 51-year-old Tracy Lane Waller escalated into a stabbing.

 

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Thorndale outlasts Evadale in regionals 4-3 and 3-1

By Danny Reneau

The Evadale Rebels baseball season drew to an abrupt halt Saturday when they lost a close game to Thorndale by a 4-3 score.

The Rebels dropped the first game, 3-1.

The first game on Friday was actually closer than the second game.

 

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Silsbee season ends at the hands of Bridge City

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Tigers baseball season ended in the Regional Quarterfinals when they suffered a pair of losses to one of their rivals, the Bridge City Cardinals.

Coach Michael Nelson described the losses as “two of the toughest losses I have ever had.” He continued on, “We just picked a bad time to play bad.”

Earlier in the year the Tigers defeated Bridge City by scores of 11-1 and 9-1.

 

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Kountze cemetery receives Historical Marker

During the dedication ceremony, before the unveiling of the historical marker, H.K. Pitts made a few remarks to those in attendance about the history and importance behind the McKinney Cemetery. With the help of the Hardin County Genealogical Society, which wouldn’t be here without the help of the families of this cemetery, and a few other sources, Pitts was able to give a detailed account of some important aspects about the involvement of those who were buried in the cemetery. His remarks are as followed:

 

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