News

Capital Highlights 11/24/2021

Extreme weather could still threaten grid The state’s power grid could still be at risk under extreme winter conditions, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, but should …

Farm Bureau survey shows cost of Thanksgiving meal increasing

WACO — A traditional Thanksgiving meal will cost Texans more this year as the prices for staple foods and specialty items are on the rise. Shoppers can expect to pay over $50 for the …

DPS increases traffic enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

AUSTIN – There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. DPS …
TYLER COUNTY

Local man dies after crash in Colmesneil

COLMESNEIL — A Hardin County man was killed in a vehicle-motorcyle crash on Nov. 16 in Colmesneil, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Shana Clark reported at about …
Sports

Lady Tigers, Lady Raiders named all-district

District coaches announced the District 22-4A All-District Volleyball Team last week. Two players were named to the first-team and 2 to the second team. Silsbee’s Ca’Driane Martin …

Bremond runs past Rebels, 55-19

TRINITY -- Using a solid running game, the Bremond Tigers ended the Evadale Rebels' season with a 55-19 win in Class 2A area playoff action on Nov. 18 at Trinity High School. The Rebels ended the …

Lady Tigers tame Hudson

SILSBEE — Monica Bottley tossed in a career and game-high 40 points as the Silsbee Lady Tigers beat the Port Arthur Memorial Lady Titans, 66-57, in non-district action on Nov. 22. Bottley …

Four players hit double-digit in win over Titans

SILSBEE -- Four Tigers tallied in double figures as Silsbee defeated the Port Arthur Memorial Titans, 94-80, in non-district action on Nov. 20. It was the first home game of the season for the …
Obituaries
    • William Courts

      Williams Earl Court, 72, of Kountze, Texas entered his eternal heavenly home Friday, November 19, 2021. He was born to Pete and Lounell Courts …

    • Alton Holt

      Alton E. Holt, 85, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Pinecrest Baptist …

    • Orlo Walters

      Orlo Burchie Walters, 79, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2021. Born in Eugene, Oregon to Bruce and Ruth Walters, he was …

    • John Allen Sr.

      John David Allen Sr. was born January 3, 1932 in Beaumont Texas, and passed away November 17, 2021 in Lumberton Texas. JD was happily married to …

    • Julie Sturm

      Julie was called to be with her Lord suddenly the morning of November 19, 2021 at her home in Bryan, TX. Her family will receive visitors at …

    • Linda Whisenant

      Linda Gale Whisenant “Ms. Whis”, 71, of Fred, crossed over Jordan and waltzed through the Pearly Gates on Friday, November 19, …

    • Roger Purkiss

      Roger O. Purkiss, 77, of Wildwood, died Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born on April 22, 1944, in Detroit, Michigan, to Vera Virginia Booker …

    • Misti Perino

      Patricia “Mitsi” Perino 78, of Kountze, died Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was …

    • Baylor Briggs

      Baylor Wesley Briggs, infant son of Brittany Colvin Briggs and Travis Briggs, went to heaven on Monday, November 8, 2021.  He was born on …

Lifestyle

Workforce forums highlight industry concerns, opportunities

BEAUMONT — Workforce Solutions Southeast Texas Workforce analysts recently brought together representatives from the Hospitality and Construction industries to discuss business needs and …

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, …