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Silsbee woman injured in crash

HARDIN COUNTY – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a one-vehicle crash on June 7 on Old Maid Road, east of Old Spurger Highway north of Silsbee.

According to Sgt. David Hendry, spokesperson, the preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1 p.m., a 2003 Toyota passenger car was traveling east on Old Maid Road at an unsafe speed and drove off the roadway to the left and struck a tree and overturned.

 

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Nine local seniors playing in all-star tilts

By Dannie Oliveaux

Nine area seniors will participate in the fourth annual Christus All-Star Classic on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 14-16.

This is the seventh year of the All-Star Classic and the third year that Christus Southeast Texas Sports Medicine is the title sponsor.

The Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) announced June 4 the coaches and teams for the all-star games for softball, volleyball, boys and girls’ basketball, and football.

The softball game is 5 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at Crosby High School Softball Field.

The all-star volleyball, girls and boys’ basketball games begin at 5 p.m. June 15 in the East Chambers High School Gymnasium in Winnie.

 

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Rebels dominated all-district team

EVADALE — The Rebels dominated the 25-2A All-District team.

Senior Chris Adams was named as the district’s Offensive Most Valuable Player, while senior Tyler Torres was the Defenisve MVP. Junior Alex Valencia was selected as the Pitcher of the Year.

First team selections were junior Parker Moye at pitcher, freshman Kip Nolan at second, sophomore Klay Slyvester at short stop, seniors Micah Sanchez and Chase Williams in the outfield and junior Judd Powell as a utility player.

 

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Henry wins NCAA women’s high jump title

EUGENE, Ore. – University of Texas at Arlington junior Alexus Henry became the first UTA woman ever to win an individual national championship, taking the title in the women’s high jump at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship June 9 at historic Hayward Field.

Henry, who graduated from Bridge City High School, attended school in Silsbee ISD until the ninth grade.

She was one of three competitors to clear 5 feet, 11 ½ inches, but won by virtue of having the fewest misses at the winning height.

 

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Barlow settling in at new position at Lumberton Public Library

By Jessica Siratt

LUMBERTON — Amanda Barlow is Lumberton Public Library’s new head librarian. She started on March 1. “So far I’ve really enjoyed it,” Barlow said.

She is a 2003 graduate of Kirbyville High School and later attended Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) where she studied computer networking troubleshooting and design for two years.

She’s also attending Lamar University where she will earn a degree in business administration in December.

Before coming to Lumberton, Barlow worked six years at the Kirbyville Public Library.

 

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Gilder receives certificate in health information from LIT

By Jessica Siratt

Silsbee resident Rewa Gilder recently received a certificate in Health Informatics from Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT).

Gilder, a 1989 graduate of Silsbee High School, has been employed as a CNA (certified nursing assistant) at Silsbee Oaks Health Care for 16 years.

Gilder said she started to earn a degree in nursing, when that did not work out she decided to do some research and pursue a different experience in higher learning.

Health Informatics is using healthcare information to foster better communication among all of a patient's healthcare providers.

 

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John Jefferson Collins Sr.

John Jefferson Collins Sr., 62, of Silsbee, passed away Friday, June 1, 2018. Born on May 18, 1956 to Jesse and Jerry Collins in Silsbee, John retired from the U.S. Marine Corp where he served his country faithfully and honorably. John loved to fish, however, according to family members, he didn't catch much, but he loved to fish. John was loved by so many people, he will be missed each and everyday. John is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Iris Langston Collins of Silsbee; sons, Shawn Langston and wife, Jeanette of St. George, Utah, John Collins II of Roswell, Georgia, and Tim Collins of Washington, D.C.; daughter, Chasity Bryce and husband, Jesse of Austin; four grandchildren, Sydney and Westen Bryce of Austin and Grady and Daylin Langston of St. George, Utah. "I will always love you sweetheart, and will see you again one day, until then, Semper Fi." Services for John Jefferson Collins Sr. were private.

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Gloria Ann Boneaux

Gloria Ann Boneaux, 77, of Groves, Texas passed away June 11, 2018. She was born in Silsbee, Texas on October 23, 1940 to the late Rene Trahan and Gladys Ruth Moore Trahan. Gloria is survived by her husband of 37 years, Raymond Boneaux of Groves; her son, Rusty Hargrove and his wife, Sonya of Newport, Washington; his daughters, Terry Collier and her husband, Padgett of Silsbee, and Debra Roberts and her husband, Andy of Astoria, Oregon; 8 grandchildren; and 7 greatgrandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Tommy Trahan and Pat Trahan. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland with Father J. C. Coon officiating.

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Vernon King

Vernon King, 74, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Silsbee Convalescent Center in Silsbee. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16 at J.B. Coleman Memorial Mortuary in Silsbee with burial following at Hickory Grove Cemetery, also in Silsbee. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. the day of service at the mortuary. Survivors include his daughter, Veretta King of Lufkin; son, Keno King of San Antonio; sisters, Ella Mae King and Gladys Burton, both of San Antonio; and six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Ashley Conner

Ashley Conner, 30, of Kountze, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. Funeral service was Wednesday, June 6 at Broussard’s Mortuary in Kountze with burial following at Old Hardin Cemetery, also in Kountze. Survivors include her husband, John Conner; children, Braydon Conner and Brantley Conner, both of Kountze; parents, Ola Francine Swor and Allen Lee Smith; and sister, Jessica Lynn Thompson and husband Waylon of De- Quincy, Louisiana.

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