24 hours ago
Judge Wayne McDanielI am submitting my weekly COVID Report to the citizens of Hardin County. This data from the Hardin County Health Department is current as of 6:00PM on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, and is for the period of July 30th – August 5th.
We continue to see an increase in Hardin County citizens testing positive for COVID, adding 136 new lab-confirmed cases this week. However, the increase in Active cases is at 55 due to additional recovered patients this week.
Please continue to follow the safety protocols implemented to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. Pray for those who are sick to fully recover soon, and for the ones who remain reluctant to adhere to these simple practices that they may finally see the necessity.
Stay safe and well, and please be encouraging – Not divisive! ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Know someone with a weak immune system? Here's a great sign to print and use! ... See MoreSee Less
4 days ago
Self described “Slock Rick” has been taken into custody on the following charges. Thanks for the hand Port Neches PD. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't know the suspect or understand their accused crimes. But I would like to thank our local police for being there in these crazy times. I usually, thank God, have no true interaction with you...But it is a comfort knowing you are out there trying to keep us safe..again cannot thank you enough.
But wait.... I thought he closed the case when he said it wasn't him... 🤔 If it's on Facebook it must be true!
Score one for justice !!
My heart breaks
1 week ago
Judge Wayne McDanielThe Hardin County Health Department is reporting 151 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Hardin County this week, which is unfortunate, but due to a large number of recoveries over the past 7 days, our number of Active cases is only up by 19 since this time last week. I appreciate the hard work that your Public Health staff continues to do on behalf of all citizens of Hardin and Orange Counties.
Sadly, we lost two (2) more Hardin County residents to COVID since last Wednesday:
- A 92 year-old Silsbee man who previously tested positive for COVID passed away on July 25th after being hospitalized since July 19th.
- A 68 year-old Sour Lake man who previously tested positive for COVID passed away on July 28th.
Both of these men died because they were infected with the Coronavirus. I will no longer make a statement as to whether or not they had other health issues because that is irrelevant – If they did not contract the SARS-CoV-2 disease, then they would still be with us. I am asking that everyone pray for the families and friends of these men, and for all others in our county, region and state who have lost loved ones to this virus.
Please stay safe and well – Let’s all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 without the continued divisiveness. If we can come together more, educate ourselves and our families with accurate information, and follow all of the safety protocols in place, then we can defeat this virus together! ... See MoreSee Less
Have you picked up a Hardin County Strong Storm Bag?The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico to 80 percent. A tropical depression could form any time. Because of COVID, storm recovery will look differently today than it did after Harvey. There won't be availability to the in-person registrations that we had in 2017. Public spaces, like libraries, may not allow the public in to use computers and other technology. If the unthinkable happens, WE MUST BE PREPARED NOW. Have you picked up a Hardin County Strong Storm Bag? These bags are oversized, sealable, and contain a checklist of important docs that you should copy and put in your bag NOW. Preparedness puts you ahead of the game if your home is impacted by a storm. It also has a list of important, local emergency numbers. Pick up a FREE bag at the following locations:
Hardin County Courthouse Lobby
BBVA Sour Lake
Pinewood RE/MAX office
5Point Credit Union Lumberton
DuGood Credit Union Lumberton
Sour Lake City Hall Silsbee Chamber of Commerce
If any of the above locations have a drive thru, utilize those to grab a bag. There are many things that make us #HardinCountyStrong and one of those is PREPARING for disaster. Another is PRAYING! No storm! But just in case, pick up your bag today. Call our office with any questions: 409-209-5400 ... See MoreSee Less
US National Weather Service Lake Charles LouisianaHurricane Hanna will make landfall late this afternoon across south Texas and continue to move westward into Old Mexico. Spiral banding associated with the storm will push into our area for the next several days bringing periods of showers and thunderstorms. ... See MoreSee Less
***UPDATE*** One of the suspects in this burglary has been identified as Derek O'Haver and a warrant has be issued for his arrest. If anyone knows where Derek O'Haver is, please contact Sour Lake PD or Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS, log onto www.833TIPS.com or download the P3 app. You will not be ask your name and you could be eligible for a cash reward.
On 7/19/2020 at approximately 5:40 AM, the occupants of a grey, crew cab, Dodge pickup, committed a burglary in the 100 Blk of W. Barkley St. The pickup appears to have black wheels, or possibly a spare wheel on the right rear and an aluminum toolbox in the bed. If anyone knows who owns this vehicle, please contact the Sour Lake Police Department. ... See MoreSee Less
Kent Brooks, look like the guys throwing eggs at the new homes you were working on?
No they were a little younger. Looks kinda like the truck that runs up and down the roads all night though.
That has nothing to do with me.
A Warrant is a Warrant is a warrant. Doesn’t mean you’re guilty
Terri Marshall- some of these comments! hahahahaha
Terry Brown Wisdom
Thy call me slock rick
Meet Tropical Storm Hanna ... See MoreSee Less
Judge Wayne McDaniel**7:58PM July 22, 2020 - - Updated Information to this Weekly Report:
I just learned that another Hardin County resident has lost his battle with the Coronavirus this evening. An 87 year-old Kountze man who tested positive for COVID and was hospitalized on July 10th passed away this evening. He had other health issues, but COVID-19 was the cause of death.
Please join me in praying for the families and loved ones of these three Hardin County men who passed today, along with the many other Texans who have succumbed to this terrible disease over the past four months.
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Our COVID statistics continue increase as people throughout Hardin County continue to have close personal contact with others without always following the recommended code of conduct to keep themselves and others safe. Some still refuse to wear a facial covering, even for a short amount of time, and there are others who still think the virus is not real. I don’t say this to instill fear – these are facts. I ask everyone to please educate themselves and do what is right to protect yourself, your friends and family, and those you do not even know.
I am very saddened to report that we have lost two Hardin County residents to the Coronavirus. One of those citizens has been living in a long term care facility and will therefore be included on the City of Beaumont report, not mine. He was an 87 year-old male of Lumberton who tested positive for COVID-19 on July 14th, and was hospitalized on July 21st. The other was a 61 year-old male of Kountze who previously tested positive for COVID-19, and was hospitalized on July 10th. Both passed away today (and had other health conditions).
Social Distance!! Wash your hands!! Wear a mask over your nose and mouth every time you are in close contact with others!! If you are sick, stay home!! These are very simple rules. They are meant to keep us safe and in no way do they infringe on our freedoms. I feel that every right we have as an American citizen is important – These protocols are more important, and must be followed for the foreseeable future. It is a matter of public safety, not government overreach.
Please stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less
Laura Michelle Robinson