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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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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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‘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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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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Heavy rains pound Hardin County

Heavy rains over the past few days has pushed the water in Village Creek out of its banks unto FM 418, between Silsbee and Kountze.

 

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Third-graders’ questions get council thinking

By Dannie Oliveaux

After a group of Silsbee Elementary School third-graders visited the mayor and City Hall on a field trip last week, Mayor Herbert Muckleroy reported the city council about the meeting and letters sent from students to the city.

“They were here to learn about what the city does and how it’s run. They had questions about a little bit of everything,” said the mayor.

Muckleroy said the teachers presented him with a group of questions from the third-graders.

 

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Lions get past Central Heights in slugfest for 3A area win

By Dannie Oliveaux

LIVINGSTON – It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

The Kountze Lions advanced to the Class 3A Region 3 quarterfinals with a 47-34 win over the Central Heights Blue Devils in the area round of the playoffs on Feb. 23 at Livingston High School.

The game was a back-andforth battle as both teams missed easy layups throughout the low-scoring affair. Kountze applied full-court pressure from the opening tip to the final buzzer.

 

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Tigers tame North Forest for 30-point playoff win

By Danny Reneau

HUMBLE — The No. 1- ranked Silsbee Tigers had a different look in the Class 4A area round of this year’s playoffs. 

Silsbee coach Joe Sigler normally goes quickly and often to its bench. But against the North Forest Bulldogs Sigler played most of the game with his starter and resulted in am 84-54 win at Kingwood Park High School on Feb. 23.

 

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