Hardin County

A rollover caused delays this morning on US 69 in Hardin County. The accident on US 69 near Cooks Lake Road was reported this morning around 6:40 a.m., DPS Sergeant Stephanie Davis said in a release.

A 2006 Ford truck was traveling southbound on US 69 in Hardin County, according to initial reports mentioned in the statement. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to rollover.

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Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 69 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane on US 69. A Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69. The driver of the Dodge made a left turn into the crossover, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the passenger-side of the Dodge and was thrown from his bike.

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At approximately 2:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two vehicle crash on US 69 in Hardin County. The crash occurred approximately one mile south of Highway 327.

A 2004 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on US 69. A 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on US 69. For an unknown reason, the driver of the Ford crossed the center dividing line and struck the Chevrolet pickup truck head-on.

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Friday, Sept. 16, former Hardin County Justice of the Peace Wilber "Butch" Wayne Cummings died at age 76.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a one-vehicle accident that injured an elderly Plano resident, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported in a news release Sept. 21.

According to Davis, at approximately 8:15 a.m., DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 105 in Hardin County. The crash occurred near the Little Hawks Daycare Center, which is approximately two miles east of Sour Lake.

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A Fred man is recovering from broken bones after being extricated from his vehicle following a two-vehicle crash in Tyler Count on Aug. 11, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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One person died and five others were injured in a multiple-vehicle accident in Hardin County, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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The City of Pinehurst, along with Orange County Office of Emergency Management and Sheriff’s Office, City of Orange, City of Vidor, City of Rose City, City of Pine Forest, City of West Orange and City of Bridge City will be participating with other cities within the Southeast Texas Region (Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties) to conduct a live exercise of our regional Southeast Texas Alerting Network system (STAN), also known as Blackboard Connect. The test will be conducted on Thursday, July 14.

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David Bellow

Tuesday night, May 24, former Hardin County Judge candidate and blogger David Bellow was at IHOP celebrating with newly elected public officials, according to his social media posts. The next morning, he was handcuffed and brought in to answer a week-old felony family stalking indictment generated in Jefferson County.

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The Outdoor Association of Texas Heroes (OATH) will host its inaugural Memorial Day Bash on Sunday, May 29, at Kountze High School (1488 FM 1293 Road) from noon – 10 p.m. There will be barbecue cooked up by the Kicked Back Cookers BBQ Team, as well as cotton candy, snow cones, face painting, a dunking booth, a petting zoo, a washers tournament, a horseshoes tournament, live music from Pat Overstreet, Back Creek Band and Chad Stone, plus much more.

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