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Jason Michael Tampke

Jason Michael Tampke, 40, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, July 7 at Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton with burial following at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Centerville. Born in Conroe, he was an electrician for Motiva. Survivors include his father, Michael Tampke; mother and step-father, Brenda Hooks and husband Barner; children, Addison Tampke, McKay Tampke and Quinn Tampke; brothers, Brandon Tampke and wife Carolann, Michael Paul Tadlock and wife Lindsey, Brian Hooks and wife Ashlyn and Timothy Hooks and wife Amber; and sister, Amy Dirnberger and husband Dustin.

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Fred E. Yount Jr.

Fred E. Yount Jr., 76, of Kountze, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. A memorial service was held Friday, July 6 at Wiley Mae Baptist Church in Silsbee. Born in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, he worked for a while as a deputy for Harris County, eventually working his way up to lieutenant. He later became the pastor at Lakeview Baptist Church in Vidor. Survivors include his wife, Joy Yount of Kountze; son, Dan Northcutt and wife Dusty of Corinth; siblings, Ruby Ruggles and husband Johnny of Silsbee, Carolyn Galvitz and husband Charles of Deer Park, Tommy Yount and wife Edna of Baytown, Gloria Johnson and husband Cecil of Houston and Patsy Johnson and husband Steve of Dallas; and ten grandchildren.

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James Edward Powell

James Edward Powell, 65, of Houston, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018. Funeral service was Monday, July 9 at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee with burial following Fellowship Cemetery in Warren. Born in Houston, he was a welder by trade. Survivors include his brothers, David Powell Jr. and wife Carol of Spring and Timothy Powell and wife Angela of Kilgore.

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Bret Lee Grisham

Bret Lee Grisham, 36, of Silsbee, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018. Services are pending with Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee.

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Cruz’s campaign tour rolls through Kountze on Friday

By Dannie Oliveaux

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz will stop Friday, July 6 in Kountze during part of his campaign tour to help celebrate Independence Day. He will be at Mama Jack’s, 215 North Pine St., from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

He is running for re-election against U.S. Rep. Beto O’ Rourke (D-El Paso) in the November general election.

Cruz ran and won the Senate seat vacated by fellow Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson in 2012. He is the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. Senator representing Texas, and is one of three senators of Cuban descent.

 

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‘Back the Badge’ event slated July 18

By Dannie Oliveaux

LUMBERTON — The third annual “Back the Badge” luncheon is set for Wednesday, July 18 and the public is welcome to come out to show they support for all law enforcement agencies including police, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, judges, game wardens, Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers and others.

The event, hosted by the Hardin County Angels of Care, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lumberton ISD Performing Arts Center, 103 South LHS Drive.

 

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More than 900 families served at three food distribution sites in June

By Dannie Oliveaux

During three days of food distribution in Kountze, Lumberton and Silsbee, more than 900 Hardin County families received food or talked to a disaster case management workers.

Hardin County Strong was working in conjunction with Southeast Texas Food Bank at the three locations.

According to Michelle Brewer, Disaster Recovery director for Hardin County, more than 71,000 pounds of food ($123,000) was handed out by volunteers.

 

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Little League Baseball/Softball

Players and coaches for the Silsbee 50/70 Intermediate All-Stars are (left to right) Mason McGallion, Brayden Shirley, Coach Ethan Dunn, Ty Odom, Manager Randall Moulder, Isaac Willis, Taylor Wise, Sental Washington, Coach Quintin Porter, Jaden Baker, Landen Gibson, Ryan Drake, Darren Moulder, Reese Rodgers and Chase Herrington.

 

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Tigers 7 on 7 plays at state

The Silsbee Tigers competed in the annual Texas State 7-on-7 Organization State Tournament set from June 28-30 at the Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. The Tigers played in Division 2 Pool L with  Brownwood, Fairfield and Midlothian Heritage. Silsbee lost to Midlothian Heritage in Game 1, then dropped a 26-20 decision to Fairfield. The Tigers closed out the tournament with a 28-28 loss to Brownwood.

 

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Local pool team headed to world championships in Las Vegas

By Jessica Siratt

A group of Silsbee pool players, along with two Buna residents, will compete in the “world’s largest pool tournament” next month.

Patrick Ring of Silsbee said his 8-ball team called “Slow Play” are gearing up for Las Vegas and the American Poolplayers Association (APA) World Pool Championships in Las Vegas.

It is billed as “home of the world’s largest pool tournament.”

"Slow Play as a team has been operating for around two years, but I have different members at different times," said the 66-year-old Ring, who is team captain. "I think I'm the lowest ranking player on the team."

 

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