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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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Guest speaker, award presentations highlight annual Chamber banquet

By Dannie Oliveaux

More than 270 people attended the Silsbee Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Award’s Banquet on Feb. 22 in the Silsbee High School Cafeteria.

The theme for the night was “A Night in New Orleans” and included Cajun food provided by Novrozsky’s of Silsbee.

 

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Artists visit second-graders

Visiting artists Herman and Rose Davis (back) stand behind second-graders (left to right) Wyatt Williamson, Lynzey Marble, Graylon Love and Trinity Kinsey.

 

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Don’t Mess With Texas’ scholarship contest deadline set

AUSTIN – Applications for the 2018 “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest are now being accepted. Eligible applicants include any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year.

Presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful, the “Don’t Mess With Texas” Scholarship contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June.

 

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