Hardin County

Taylor Kyle Shackelford

A Hardin County Sherriff’s deputy was shot with a crossbow after answering a call from the alleged assailant’s family the morning of Thursday, June 20, in the 30000 block of Old Sour Lake Road.

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Two Louisiana residents where arrested on Saturday, Jan. 12, after an attempted traffic stop lead to a car chase spanning three counties. 

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Three of seven suspects are in custody after two car chases led to one group of suspects to be apprehended the morning of Thursday, Jan. 10.

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A head on collision took one life and left several others injured the evening of Nov. 29 on SH 326 in Hardin County, roughly 2 miles from Kountze, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Initial reports indicate that a Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling northbound on SH 326, while a Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Dodge crossed the center diving line and collided head-on with the Chevrolet pickup truck.

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On Sept. 2, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation into a reported dog fighting ring in Hardin County. Since then, the agency has been gathering evidence and eye witness accounts of criminal activity related to animal cruelty and dog fighting, bringing the total to five arrests made so far. 

 

 

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A tragic multi-vehicle crash occurred on FM 787 in Hardin County near Saratoga in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 9 resulting in three deaths and three with serious injuries. 

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A multiple vehicle crash involving a 2017 Jeep and a 2017 Dodge pickup truck occurred on SH 105 in Hardin County near Sour Lake 

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Justin Dwayne Smith of Silsbee

At approximately 4:15 a.m., according to Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on US 96 in Hardin County, approximately 5 miles north of Silsbee.

Davis says preliminary information available indicates that that a Mack garbage truck was traveling northbound on US 96 when it was rear-ended by a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro operated by 25-year-old Justin Dwayne Smith of Silsbee.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized more than $27.7 million in flood mitigation assistance grants, including $4,108,561 for elevation projects in Bevil Oaks. That’s more money than was devoted to any other single project.

The city of Orange will receive $244,696 for acquisition projects, and Hardin County will get $2,721,501.96 for acquisition projects.

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A motorcycle crash on US 96 in Hardin County, three miles south of Silsbee, claimed the life of a Louisiana woman on Saturday, May 12, reports Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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