Kountze

Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter says it would be monstrous to steal rocks.

Local neighborhood hide-and-seek painted rock groups continue to blossom around Southeast Texas, but Kountze Police Chief James Slaughter warns rock hunters not to steal landscaping rocks from local businesses.

"When you are searching for rocks to paint, please be aware that you do not need to go onto the property of local businesses and take your rocks without the owners' consent," Slaughter said in a statement. "These rocks are for landscaping purposes. You could face criminal charges and be given a criminal trespass warning."

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On April 25, at about 6 p.m., Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant in the 3700 block of FM Hwy 770 in Kountze regarding a marijuana investigation, Sheriff Mark Davis said in a release. The warrant was issued by Hardin County Justice of the Peace Melissa Minton.

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On March 24, at about 7:00 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a multiple vehicle crash on

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Now in their 31st season, The Kirby-Hill House presents their semi-annual Murder Mystery Dinner Drama — 11 Million Dollar Murder. Dates for the show are March 17-18 and 24-25 at 8 p.m. 

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NOAA

The National Weather Service is calling for a Flash Flood Watch for Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana until 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21. 

According to information from the weather service, at noon on Thursday radar had indicated up to three inches of rain had already fallen along Pine Island Bayou in Northwest Jefferson and Southwest Hardin counties with the activity moving slowly east across Beaumont. An additional one to three inches of rain is expected.

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(Kountze cheerleaders) Examiner file photo

The Texas Supreme Court has agreed a lawsuit filed by a Kountze cheerleader and her family may be reinstated after being thrown out for being moot in a lower court.

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A woman's body was discovered on the morning of Sunday, December 6, 2015 by deer hunters on a hunting lease off of Highway 326 between Sour Lake and Kountze. 

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According to the Facebook page for the Kountze Police Department, counterfeit money is being circulated throughout the community, and police need assistance finding the perpetrators. Clerks of every local business are encouraged to check all money received carefully. If counterfeit bills are acquired, KPD suggests keeping the money and calling local authorities, as identifying the person(s) handling the fake currency is essential. 

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Indian Springs Special Needs Camp hosted an opening weekend deer hunt for disabled veterans and their caregivers Saturday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Indian Springs Campground in Kountze. The nonprofit, with the help of many volunteers, has been hosting a free hunting program for disabled veterans since 1998 as a way of giving back to men and women who unselfishly served in the armed forces protecting America’s freedoms, said Ronnie Stockholm, owner of the camp.

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) joined by the Kountze Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, bike enthusiasts and community members Friday, Oct. 17, celebrated the opening of the long-awaited Hardin County Hike and Bike Trail.

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