News

Big Thicket National Preserve announces summer programs 

KOUNTZE – Are you looking for something to do during the summer when family comes to visit or when the children need to get out of the house? Experience Big Thicket National Preserve with …

KOUNTZE Swearing in for mayor, alderpersons

KOUNTZE — In a rare morning meeting, the Kountze City Council approved to certify the canvass of votes from the May 7 election and to swear in the mayor and two alderperson positions at …

Up Coming Events

Closings announced for Memorial Day In observance of Memorial Day, all federal, state, county, city and school district offices will be closed on Monday, May 30. All banks and credit unions …

Christus Southeast Texas Health System celebrates 60th anniversary of St. Elizabeth Hospital

BEAUMONT – Christus Southeast Texas Health System marked the 60th anniversary of St. Elizabeth Hospital with a special day-long birthday celebration for staff and associates on May 19 that …
Sports

COLLEGE SIGNINGS

Silsbee qualifies for state tournament

SILSBEE — The Silsbee Tigers 7-on-7 football team qualified for the 2022 Texas State Tournament with an impressive 4-0 mark at the Tyler Chapel Hill State Qualifiers Tournament on May …

Community mourns loss of SHS student-athlete

SILSBEE — The community is mourning the passing of a local teenager who lost his battle to cancer. Jayce Labron Jones, 17, who played football and basketball for Silsbee High School, died …

KOUNTZE VOLLEYBALL Savarino is Lionettes new head coach

KOUNTZE — Kountze ISD Athletic Director Duane Joubert announced that the Kountze High School Lionettes have a new head volleyball coach. Kendal Savarino, an assistant junior varsity coach at …
Obituaries
    • Phyllis Brantly

      Phyllis Ann Smith Brantly, 70, of Silsbee, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 in Beaumont. She was born in Silsbee to Monroe Smith and Opal …

    • Jo Ellen Roy

      Jo Ellen Plaia Roy, 69, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2022. She was born in Beaumont to Joseph Tremont Plaia and Bessie Mazzolla …

    • Joanie Smart

      Cherryl “Joanie” Joan Smart, 70, of Silsbee, died Friday, May 20, 2022. She was born on July 7, 1951, to Eloise “Baby …

    • Steve Carnley

      Clarence Steven “Steve” Carnley, 74, of Sour Lake, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was born in …

    • Sonja Nash

      Sonja Quinette Nash, 61, of Silsbee, died Thursday, May 19, 2022.  She was born on February 19, 1961, in Kountze, to Carolyn Bryant Lewis …

    • Nelda Dugas

      Nelda Jean Dugas, 81, of Silsbee passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. She was born in Silsbee on November 25, 1940 to the late Henry Collier and …

    • Rhianna Richards

      Rhianna Raine Richards, we love you! A year has gone by since Rhi departed on her journey, and we miss her sweet smile and her loving …

    • Larry Crocker

      Larry Wayne Crocker, 73, of Lumberton, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022. He was born in Beaumont. He retired from Jefferson County Title in …

    • William Nelson

      William “Bill” McCarthy Nelson, 92, of Lumberton, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022. He was born in Galveston to Andrew Arthur Nelson …

Lifestyle

STATE Broadband expansion plan to debut mid-June

AUSTIN — An official plan to expand broadband in Texas is due out June 15, after state officials traveled near and far to collect public comments on internet access and affordability.Tim …

Police Reports

Hardin County Sheriff’s Report The following information was released by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office recently. The Silsbee (SPD), Lumberton (LPD), Kountze (KPD), and Sour …

March health reports

The following report for March was submitted by Hardin County Health Inspector Manager ReJena Bolton and Assistant Health/Pool Inspector Sheli Richardson: Shell Fast Lane No. 1 – 901 N Main, …

Health report for April

The following report for April was submitted by Hardin County Health Inspector Manager ReJena Bolton and Assistant Health/Pool Inspector Sheli Richardson: Hard Bean – 78 N LHS Dr., Lumberton …

TDEM announces creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy

AUSTIN — The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) May 17 announced the creation of The Texas Emergency Management Academy, aimed at training the next generation of the emergency …