Silsbee

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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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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Cliffard Cole and Amber Haydon

The opioid epidemic sweeping the nation has claimed thousands of lives across the country, and peddlers of poisonous prescription pills and deadly drugs such as fentanyl continue to invade once safe communities, reaching tainted tentacles into suburban neighborhoods and small-town schools, spreading dependency and disease.

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Darrin Dustin Maxwell | Photo: Hardin County Sheriff's Office
Colton Keith Lebouff | Photo: Orange County Sheriff's Office

Two locals were arrested by multiple agencies for possession of child pornography last week, according to The Texas Attorney General's office.

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On July 15 at about 12:15 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 96 in Hardin County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles north of Silsbee.

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The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has arrested multiple suspects in separate burglaries plaguing a refinery, two convenience stores and the North Hardin Water Corporation.

“Each case is separate,” Sheriff Mark Davis said in a statement July 3.

North Hardin Water Corporation

April 26, the main office of the North Hardin Water Corporation, located on FM Highway 92, north of Silsbee, was burglarized. The suspects took property from inside and caused damage to the building.

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Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes has been declared the fastest athlete this season by the University of Interscholastic League as he won three medals (two gold) while setting a new Class 4A in the 100-meters May 13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

His winning time of 10.22 eclipsed the old 4A record of 10.26 set in 2002 by DaBryan Blanton of Forney High School.

Later that day, Barnes earned his second gold medal by winning the 200-meters in 21.48.

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Loni Swearingen

Police arrested a Silsbee teen for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop on April 18.

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On March 20, the Little Cypress Junior High girls seventh grade track team competed in the Silsbee track meet, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Police in Beaumont are investigating a shooting related to a reported attempted robbery at the Gulf Liquor Store, 3020 Gulf Street in Beaumont, on Jan. 26, Officer Carol Riley stated in a news release. 

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