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LISD school board narrows field to 3 for superintendent

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — Three finalists selected for the Lumberton ISD superintendent’s position will be interviewed this week, according to School Board President James Kersh.

The school board held a special meeting Feb. 1. During the meeting, the board went into executive session to discuss the superintendent applicants and approve the number of applicants to be interviewed.

 

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Two Silsbee residents arrested with drug package

By Tim Collins

BEAUMONT — Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested two Silsbee residents on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

JCSO investigators responded to information on a package containing the opioid Fentanyl had been shipped to an address on Washington Boulevard on Jan. 29.

When a suspect arrived at the Beaumont Post Office to pick up the package of Fentanyl, JCSO investigators arrested two suspects in a truck, Captain Crystal Holmes said in a release.

 

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Lumberton man nabbed for failure to register as sex offender

By Tim Collins

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Authorities in Louisiana have arrested a Lumberton man and charged him with failure to register as a sex offender.

Dana Marc Pratt, 51, was arrested on Jan. 20 by deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit for failure to register as a sex offender while working at a Louisiana plant.

Pratt was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree with a 15- year-old female in Michigan in 1995, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry.

 

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Grass fire off FM 92

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Todd Jewett battles a grass fire on Post Plant Road off of U.S. 92 north of Silsbee on Jan. 25.

 

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Lady Tigers remain perfect in 24-4A after pair of district wins

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Lady Tigers remain perfect and in sole possession of first place in District 24-4A after two wins last week at Bridge City on Jan. 26 and at home against West Orange-Stark on Jan. 23.

Brandis Bases popped in a season-high 25 points, along with 13 rebounds and six steals in a 75-49 win over Bridge City.

Two other players tallied in double figures. T’Nya Irvin had 13 points and eight steals, while Emery Maze hit 10 and 11 rebounds.

 

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Tigers get victories over Bridge City, WO-S

Silsbee in first place in 22-4A

By Danny Reneau

The Silsbee Tigers ran their district record to 5-0 with a pair of District 22-4A wins over West Orange-Stark and Bridge City last week.

The Tigers beat BC, 95-52, and handed WO-S an 81-69 loss on the road

On Jan. 26, the Tigers hosted the Bridge City Cardinals. The Cards were at a huge disadvantage in size and experience but they answered the bell and played the Tigers tough during the opening minutes.

 

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Seeing Red

Local yarn shop donates hats for babies

By Tim Collins

When Cyndi Fontaine of In The Loop organized the distribution of crocheted octopuses to premature baby wards in Beaumont last year, she said she didn't expect much of a response.

"It's just mushroomed," she said. "It's been crazy. And it's getting people back into crocheting that haven't been into crochet in years. They're doing it with friends or their family."

 

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Meeting scheduled to seek volunteers for recovery group

LUMBERTON — The Rebuild SETX Disaster Recovery Team will conduct meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Lumberton High School Performing Art Center, 103 LHS Dr.

County Judge Wayne McDaniel said the meeting is for people who like to volunteer to help the group.

 

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‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ scholarship 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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Family loses house in Jan. 19 fire

By Tim Collins

HONEY ISLAND — Silsbee, Kountze and Sour Lake firefighters responded to a call Jan. 19, around noon to Old Bragg Road.

Firefighters battled the blaze for an hour, putting out fires at the back side of a residence and in the roof, where the fire spread.

Homeowner Eva Hall, who was alone at the time of the fire, said she was putting clothes away when she first smelled the smoke.

 

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