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Silsbee Chamber of Commerce board members and ambassadors were on hand Jan. 8 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Locker Room. Present at the ceremony with owner Crysti Nixon were board members Casey Copely, Patrick Nichols, Janie Hopkins and Bridgett Gilder; Ambassadors Nathan White and Rachel Donalson; 2020 Teen Miss Nayomee McCrue, 2020 Young Miss Ellison Woodard, 2020 Junior Miss Ryle Johnson, and Chamber Executive Director Sonja Kelley. PHOTO BY DANNIE OLIVEAUX

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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee will present “A Silsbeeian Tour of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive-By.” The tour, modeled after the one held in Atlanta, Ga., will be throughout Silsbee and will start at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18.

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LEFT PHOTO: Los Angles Dodger Manager Dave Roberts signs a baseball for his aunt, Addie Irvin, on Aug. 30. 2002. In 2002, Roberts, who played his first full season on a major league roster with the Dodgers in 2002, took some time off to connect with his relatives in 2002. Irvin, Roberts’ oldest aunt, taught school for more than 50 years. Roberts led the Dodgers to the Major League Baseball World Series Championship in 2020. Robert, who played baseball at UCLA from 1993-95, became the Dodgers’ manager in 2016 and led LA to the World Series in 2018. Roberts is both the first manager of Asian heritage and second African American manager to lead a team to a World Series title. RIGHT PHOTO: Roberts also visited with his oldest cousin, Kent Irvin, who played football for Silsbee High School many years age. COURTSEY PHOTO


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Silsbee, TX 77656
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