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Evelyn Joyce Hooks Ford

Evelyn Joyce Hooks Ford, 89, of Kountze, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was born in Silsbee. Funeral service was Friday, August 25 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Hooks-Cravey Cemetery in Silsbee. Survivors include her brother, Louis Hooks.

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Officers nab two in meth bust

By Meagan Moore

During an investigation, working on fresh information, the Silsbee Police Department arrested two from Woodville during a huge drug bust of methamphetamine on Thursday, Aug. 10.

The suspects were believed to be located at the Super Walmart located at Highway 327 and U.S. 96 Bypass around noon

Assistant Chief Shawn Blackwell and Corporal Brandon Rogers spotted a suspicious person talking on a phone and resembling the information they had received. The suspect crawled into the passenger seat of a 2001 BMW sedan as the officers pulled up behind the vehicle.

 

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Wed
16
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Former WWII POW visits Silsbee

 By Autumn Rendall

For as long as Val Hickman of Hickman Real Estate has been in business, he has seen quite the variety of people come into his office.

Recently, Hickman received a visitor with a story some don’t live to tell. Virginie Henriette Teunissen, 98, was a prisoner of war in Indonesia during World War II.

At age 18, Teunissen had just gotten married and was living in Indonesia. Her family was originally from Holland, but for Dutch families like hers it was a popular choice at the time to move to Indonesia to start a new life.

 

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Wed
16
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LHS player stable after collasping on field

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON -- A high school football player collapsed during Friday’s evening practice is in stable condition in Galveston hospital as of press time Tuesday, according to a spokesperson for Lumberton Independent School District.

Gretchen Scoggins, the coordinator of Special Program and Communication for LISD, stated in a Monday press released the boy was transported by a medical flight.

“The family continues to get good news with positive test/scan results with the timeline for progress continuing to improve,” Scoggins wrote. “Additionally, his father shared with Coach (Chris) Babin that the doctor reiterated that the response time of the staff and EMS has put him in a much better position. His father also expressed his thankfulness for the continuous community-based support and prayers.”

 

Wed
16
Aug
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Local teams prepare for scrimmages

By Dannie Oliveaux

While other area football teams were waiting until the morning session to participate in the first day for full contact under the UIL guidelines, Evadale head coach

Mark Williams and his hit the high school stadium field at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 for a practice session.

 

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16
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Lady Raiders win Gold Bracket at tournament

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON – The Lumberton Lady Raiders won the Gold Bracket of the Woodville Tournament in their home gymnasium. 

The championship game between Lumberton and Nederland was moved because of a power outage at Woodville High School. The game was played at 9 p.m.

Lumberton won 2-0 (25-22, 25-12).

 

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Wed
16
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Music couple making Silsbee home

An out-of-state couple is making their way to Silsbee – music note by music note, as they are getting ready to settle down and start their lives in Southeast Texas.

Monte Gaylord and Tawni Morris will be performing at Silsbee Farmer’s Market and Trade Day on Saturday, Aug  19. They also most recently performed at the LIFT summer performance at the high school.

 

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16
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DONATION

Silsbee Public Library Director Naconna Armfield (left) presents Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department District Chief Vince McClammy with a $25 check along with Jeanette Tobey, president of the Library Advisory Board.

 

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16
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Lumberton student studies in Rennes

By Brian Sattler

Kay-Alana Turner, a double major in management and Spanish from Lumberton, studied at the ESC Rennes School of Business in France during spring 2017. ESC Rennes is a semester-long exchange program offered through the Lamar University College of Business.

“Eventually, I would like to work abroad with a non-governmental organization, specifically focused on developing sustainable tourism, or in an embassy abroad,” said Turner, “so I saw this program as an opportunity for me to be in another country for a long period and work on my degree at the same time.”

 

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Wed
09
Aug
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FAREWELL TO A HERO

Longtime Silsbee firefighter honored, remembered

By Dannie Oliveaux

More than 1,200 people, including firefighters throughout the area, packed into the Silsbee High School Auditorium Aug. 6 to pay their final respects to a longtime volunteer fireman who was also very active in the community.

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Jay Hinkie, 61, died Aug. 2 after he was struck and killed while working an accident on FM 418, one mile east of U.S. 96 Business, according to Silsbee Police Chief Waylan Rhodes.

 

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