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Storms rip through county

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles issued a severe thunderstorm warning and a flash flood warning for several counties, including Hardin County, on Wednesday, May 3. The warning for thunderstorms came at about 6:30 a.m. and the flash flood warning was released at about 8:30 a.m.

Thunderstorms produced heavy rain across the warned areas, and the county received several inches. Some locations that experienced flooding included Silsbee, Kountze, Evadale, Fred, Wildwood, Caney Head, Honey Island, and Village Mills

 

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Evadale crushes Muford in run-rule sweep Friday

By Scott McDonald

The Evadale baseball team made a long trip to Montgomery to make quick work of Mumford in the Class 2A Region IV bi-district round last Friday.

The Rebels scored early in both games — each of them a five-inning run-rule contest — to take the best-of-3 serie.

 

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Silsbee relay, sprinters headed to state

By Scott McDonald

A quintet of Silsbee sprinters aspire to reach the medal podium at the state tack and field meet this Saturday. For three of them, they’re not just chasing history — they’re trying to repeat family history.

Three members of the 1988 Silsbee state champion boys 4x100 relay team have children running this weekend at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin.

“We feel like we have to do the same thing,” said senior Calvin Tyler Jr., whose dad Calvin senior was on the 1988 state champion relay team.

 

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Lumberton author finally achieving her dreams

By Meagan Moore

What started out as a childhood dream has finally come true for a Lumberton resident after many years of going down different roads. Megan Harding published her very first novel in November of last year.

Harding first started writing approximately two years ago on her novel, “Fallen,” the first in the Fallen Series. However, it wasn’t the first time she actually wrote stories. When she was a child and wanted to be a writer, she carried around notebooks full of stories she would work on.

 

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KISD hosts informational meeting for parents

By Meagan Moore

Kountze ISD hosted an informational for parents on May 4 about the chrome books that all students will be assigned starting next year from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade.

Superintendent John Ferguson opened the meeting with a brief introduction about the use of technology and the need to expand it for students.

“If we don’t start making the move for our kids now, into the 21st century, who is going to do it for us?” he stated. “I’m not trying to sell it. I’m just telling you it’s here, it’s reality, and this is what we are going to do.”

 

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Silsbee student places sixth in literary criticism

By Meagan Moore

A Silsbee High School student placed sixth in state at the UIL competition for Literary Criticism. She has worked hard to achieve many goals throughout her years participating in UIL competitions.

Sarah Harper grew up in Silsbee and started participating in UIL as soon as it was offered. In second grade, she worked with Ms. Sapp in creative writing. That far back, Harper can only remember that she did well in creative writing, but she doesn’t fully remember what awards she won.

 

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Fire scorches business

Silsbee firefighters work to extinguish a hot spot after a big fire destroyed Southern Wholesale on Tuesday morning. Reports of the blaze first came in at 3 a.m. Tuesday, and by 11 a.m. there were eight different departments from Beaumont to Kirbyville on the scene.

 

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SHS graduate loved and missed by many

By Meagan Moore

Beloved Silsbee High School graduate passed away after a one vehicle car accident on Friday, April 28 in Polk County. Dakota Renee Goss, 19 of Silsbee, was traveling westbound on FM 943 near Short Menard Road when her vehicle, a white 2001 Chevy 1500, left the roadway.

According to reports, when Goss tried to steer back onto the pavement, she lost control, leaving the roadway once more.

 

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Silsbee receives new medical air craft at Acadian

By Meagan Moore

Silsbee and the surrounding towns and counties have a special surprise in store that will help out the community in a big way. Acadian Ambulance is one of the largest ambulance services in the nation, serving areas in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. As of May 1, Acadian in Silsbee will now have its own air craft for medical emergencies to help support the citizens of Southeast Texas.

In a press release, an Acadian representative stated, “Since 1971, Acadian has been dedicated to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. The company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services designed to offer the very best support and education in health, safety, and transportation.”

 

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SHS grad signs contract with San Francisco

By Danny Renee

Brett Treadway, a 2012 graduate of Silsbee High School, agreed to a free agent contract with the San Francisco 49’ers immediately after the NFL Draft Saturday evening.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” Treadway said in a release by Lamar University. “This has been my dream since I can remember. I’ve always had to put in extra work since I’m undersized. I was undersized in high school and college but it’s a great feeling to see that hard work pay off.” 

 

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