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Trintin Glenn | Photo: GoFundMe

A 12-year-old boy died Nov. 8 while he and a friend were playing with a hunting rifle, Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis said in a statement.

The boy has been identified as Trintin Glenn, 12, who lived in Kountze.

Hardin County Sheriff deputies arrived on scene shortly after 6 p.m. Nov. 8 and found the boy’s body on the porch of a mobile home in the 2600 block of FM 418, just east of Kountze, according to Davis.

Davis said they believe, based in the initial investigation, that the rifle accidentally discharged while the boys were playing with it.

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GOP elephant

As a small business owner and a Republican for most of my life, I was pleased the GOP won the White House and majorities in Congress in the 2016 election, but now the American people need to see results from the folks we voted into office. Through my work at Clevco Construction Company, I find that the hardest part of my job is not selling and building, but the monotonous task of filing my taxes at the end of the year. It is certainly the most distasteful aspect of being a business owner.

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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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