News

Allen ends 52 years in law enforcement

KOUNTZE — For most of his life, Dennis Allen has served the public through law enforcement. And after 52 years, he has decided to retire. Allen, currently a major with the Hardin County …

Texas Farm Credit launches programs to award $100,000 to ag students

ROBSTOWN – Texas Farm Credit is relaunching its updated student programs to include more opportunities and increased award amounts totaling $100,000 for 4-H and FFA students within its service …

Crime Victims’ Assistance Center here to help

KOUNTZE — For some, the Hardin County Crime Victims’ Assistance Center (HCCVAC) has provided help and assistance for people who have been the victim of a crime. But there are a lot of …

Bush announces 2021 ‘Save Texas History Essay Contest’

AUSTIN— Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the kickoff of the 2021 Save Texas History Essay Contest for fourth and sevent grade students. The statewide contest …
Sports

Raiders win 22-4A title; SHS boys, LHS girls secondd

VIDOR — The Lumberton and Silsbee boys, along with Lumberton’s girls squad, are headed to the Class 4A Region 3 meet in Huntsville. The top 3 teams and 10 individuals advanced to the …

McGallion brothers, Gilder and Felps inducted

SILSBEE -- More than 175 people attended the 2021 Silsbee Wall of Honor Banquet, which saw 4 more athletes inducted at the Silsbee High School Cafeteria on Oct. 14. Because of COVID-19, no banquet …

Lady Tigers edge Lumberton, 3-2, for home win

SILSBEE — It took 5 games, but the Silsbee Lady Tigers got a 3-2 win over their Village Creek rivals on Oct. 15 in District 22-4A action. Both teams missed out making the playoffs as Bridge …

Rebels roll past H-D, 40-6

EVADALE -- The Evadale Rebels kept tied for first in the District 12-2A Division 2 standings with a 40-6 blasting of the Hull-Daisetta Bobcats on Oct. 15. Evadale and Burkeville are tied for …
Obituaries
    • Claudine Droddy

      Claudine Watts Droddy, 81, of Kountze, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021. She was born in Silsbee to Hubert Watts and Lulu Mae …

    • Kay Walter

      Kay Nichols Walter, 84, of Lumberton, passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Funeral service was Monday, October 18 at First United …

    • James Carter Jr.

      James Dewayne “Bucky” Carter Jr., 24, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021. He was born in Beaumont to James Dewayne Carter …

    • Jonathan Bickham

      Jonathan Ford Bickham was born December 9, 1972 in Orange, Texas and passed away October 13, 2021 in Beaumont, Texas.  He was a resident of …

    • Joyce Lewis

      Joyce Evelyn Langston Lewis, 92, of Kountze, died Friday, October 15, 2021.  She was born on February 12, 1929, in Olive, to Winnie Mae …

    • Thelma Read

      Thelma Earline Read, 78, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021. She was born in Kountze to Thelma Carroll Ripka and Walter Ripka …

    • Clyde Wright

      Clyde J. Wright, 84, of Lumberton, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was born in Warren to George and Mary Wright. Funeral service …

    • Dorothy Jannise

      Dorothy Jean Jannise, 87, of Lumberton, died Saturday, October 9, 2021. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021 at …

    • Robert Russ

      Robert Wayne Russ, known to many as Bob Russ, died on October 08, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born in Silsbee, Texas on January 13, 1945 to …

Lifestyle

CHURCH NEWS 10/13/21

Award-winning group                coming to Spurger church SPURGER — The First Baptist Church will hold a gospel singing concert with the Dove …
TYLER COUNTY

Harvest Festival returns after hiatus

WOODVILLE – Following a forced hiatus due to the coronavirus, the Harvest Festival is returning to Heritage Village. The festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, and this …

SWC holds September meeting

SILSBEE — The Silsbee Woman’s Club (SWC) met in September with a luncheon and games.  The program was on Texas Heritage with Sue Johnson as chairman and hostesses Emily Holt …

September offers a chance to celebrate overcoming substance use

LUFKIN — Between 2017 and 2019, some 1.4 million Texans were facing some kind of substance use disorder; that’s nearly 6 percent of the state’s residents over the age of 12, …

THC approves plans for Exhibition Hall and Collections Building

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo crossed a milestone in its efforts to improve the visitor experience and expand its exhibition facilities with the Texas Historical Commission’s approval of its new …