20 hours ago
We are a few days behind on this, but Silsbee PD is very proud of Silsbee High and the 2020 graduates! Congratulations graduates on a job well done! ... See MoreSee Less
21 hours ago
Silsbee PD would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our friends at Silsbee Walmart for the thoughtful gifts! We were surprised with a cake, sandwiches, chips, drinks, and some homemade gift cups. We would also like to throw a thank you in to Fancy’s Bakery for breakfast this morning. You fine ladies and gentlemen are top notch! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Give pause; remember and honor. ... See MoreSee Less
I will be participants in the Taps for Veterans at 3:00 today. Over 4,000 trumpet players in America will perform taps on their front porch at 3:00 at their local time.
2 weeks ago
Please see the attached press release concerning Hardin County’s 5th COVID-19 related death.
Additionally, I would like to add that as we receive testing results from nursing home residents and staff, local businesses who are testing their personnel and the general public as people resume normal movement around the County, Region and State, we are going to see an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. I implore that everyone continue to follow the social distancing guidelines and sanitation protocols. If you are considered to be a member of the vulnerable population, you should strictly limit your contact with those who are not a member of your household, and members of your household should be careful about not being exposed to people who are sick and bringing that home with them.
Please have a very safe holiday weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Judge Wayne McDaniel's post ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Judge Wayne McDaniel's post ... See MoreSee Less
I am pleased to report to the citizens of Hardin County that the number of active cases of COVID-19 continue to trend downward. Over the past 4 days, we have added 1 new positive case and 8 patients who were sick with the virus have recovered. We are down to 12 known active cases as of 4:30PM today.
Hardin County citizens have exceeded the 2% mark on testing, meaning that over 2% of the entire population of our County has been tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus as of this date. This is the highest percentage in the region, and I appreciate all who have answered the call to be tested. You can still be tested for the virus through the Southeast Texas Regional EOC this week by calling (409) 550-2536, 8AM-5PM through Thursday (or until all appointments are booked). Anyone who wants to test in Kountze on Thursday at the old County Hospital, located at 440 West Monroe Street, Kountze (across from the Courthouse on Hwy 326), should call tomorrow morning to be scheduled.
Please continue to stay safe by following social distancing and proper hygiene/sanitation guidelines. Today, let’s also keep all of our First Responders in our prayers who are working hard to extinguish the wildfire in Lumberton without any loss to life or property. I thank them all for the courageous work they do for all of us each day! ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
I am submitting our current COVID-19 statistics in Hardin County. I am pleased to see the downward trend of active cases continue, and also happy that the number of pending lab results is now very low as well.
Today, the Regional EOC announced at a 12:30PM press conference that the Southeast Texas Regional Emergency Operations Center will cease to operate as of 5:00PM on Friday, May 15th, and the regional testing sites will close at the end of that day as well. Each of our respective Public Health Departments will continue to manage this public health crisis, and each County Emergency Management Office will support their mission. In Hardin County, we will continue to offer COVID-19 testing to our citizens 1 day each week for those who are unable or unwilling to visit their primary care physician for this testing. This will continue through May and into the first week of June. We will evaluate the need for this service as time goes on.
I again want to thank Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick for agreeing to host Hardin County in the Regional EOC. This collaboration between 6 Counties has been very beneficial to all Emergency Management Directors and our personnel, and has been equally valuable to all 463,000+ citizens of our counties. ... See MoreSee Less
Today’s Hardin County COVID-19 Daily Report includes 4 new positive cases and 4 new recoveries reported by the Hardin County Health Department since Friday. There are a total of 33 known Active cases of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in Hardin County as of today.
Governor Abbott announced during his afternoon press conference that many of our businesses will be able to reopen Friday with limitations to keep people safe by continuing to moderate the spread of the virus, such as allowing a maximum capacity of 25% of the total listed occupancy in these establishments. The entire Governor’s Report to Open Texas can be found here: www.co.hardin.tx.us/upload/page/3683/COVID19/Governors%20Strike%20Force%20to%20Open%20Texas%20Rep...
I spoke with the Walmart Market Manager, Mr. Butch Ohler, a short while ago and we agreed that the stores in our area, including the Lumberton and Silsbee Supercenters, will limit the number of customers inside the stores to 375 through Thursday (this is an increase from the 225 we agreed on last week). On Friday, once the Governor’s new Executive Order GA-18 becomes effective, the Lumberton Supercenter’s maximum capacity will be 775 and Silsbee’s will be 786 (total of customers and employees). GA-18 can be found here: www.co.hardin.tx.us/upload/page/3683/COVID19/Governor%20Abbott%20Executive%20Order%20GA-18%20Expa...
There are many people who have worked tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of Hardin County. Today, I want to recognize our Local Health Authority, Dr. Jana Winberg, our Health Director, Sharon Whitley, our Health Inspector, ReJena Bolton, and the entire staff of the Hardin County Health Department, who also serve Orange County. They have done a phenomenal job for not only the citizens of our counties, but they have been instrumental in assisting at least 4 other counties and I appreciate them greatly. ... See MoreSee Less