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2015 Raymond Depwe Award winners announced

Grambling St. H.S. Baseball 23-3A Kountze 5 Buna 2 H.S. Baseball Non-District Jasper 11 Silsbee 0 F/5 H.S. Baseball 22-5A PN ...
coaches clinic wraps up in Beaumont Earl Thomas III talks Texas High School Football at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day H.S. Boys ...

WWE star Mark Henry hosts first Activate with Jack and Jill

Saturday’s camp, which was held in conjunction with Jack and Jill of America, took place at the Total Athlete ATX gym, which was founded by former Texas linebacker ...
a little boy from Silsbee, in Bedrock,” Henry joked. “I’m doing a lot, but ...

Early look at Big 12 recruiting

The Bears also have the top recruit currently committed to a Big 12 school in the No. 15 overall player in the Composite, Silsbee (Texas) offensive tackle Patrick Hudson. Keep an eye on quarterback Zach Smith, who might be a bit under-the-radar at this point.

Trecora Resources Receives Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:TREC)

The petrochemical portion of Trecora Resources consists of South Hampton Resources, Inc, which owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility near Silsbee, Texas. To get a free copy of the research report on Trecora Resources (TREC), click here.

Gevo Announces 1-for-15 Reverse Stock Split

Gevo has also developed technology to produce hydrocarbon products from renewable alcohols. Gevo currently operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, TX, in collaboration with South Hampton Resources Inc., to produce renewable jet fuel, octane, and ingredients for ...

Brokerages Anticipate Trecora Resources to Announce $0.19 Earnings Per Share (NYSE:TREC)

The petrochemical portion of Trecora Resources consists of South Hampton Resources, Inc, which owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility near Silsbee, Texas. To get a free copy of the research report on Trecora Resources (TREC), click here.

Gevo, Colorado biofuels maker, plans 1-for-15 reverse stock split

Gevo produces both isobutanol and ethanol at its fermentation plant in Luverne, Minnesota, and operates a biorefinery in Silsbee, Texas, with South Hampton Resources Inc. to produce renewable jet fuel, octane and ingredients for plastics. The company’s ...

Nancy Jane Meadows, age 67 of Hardin

She leaves behind to cherish her memory, sons; David Meadows and wife Kim of Hull, Michael Meadows and wife Stacy of Nederland, Texas, James Powell and wife Melissa of Silsbee, Texas, grandchildren; Payten Meadows, Derek and Taylor Powell, special friends ...

Beaumont man killed in Silsbee accident

Texas hospital welcomes first all-girl quintuplets ever born in US Texas hospital welcomes first all-girl quintuplets ever born in US The first all-girl quintuplets in the world since 1969 were born last week in Texas, according to a statement from the ...

A Cheerleader’s Rape in Silsbee, Texas: The Victim on Trial

I traveled to Silsbee, Texas five times in the past six months, with conservative blogger Brandon Darby, to investigate why, despite the volume of evidence, a grand jury did not indict two football players accused of raping a high school cheerleader (who ...


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(USA-TX-Silsbee) Merchandise Data Collector/FSR

Immediate Opening: Part Time Merchandise Data Collector/FSR Field Service Representative (Silsbee, TX) IRI ISG, Inc. is looking for people to join our national Field Service Representative Team. The P…

Maywood’s Newest Village Manager to Start April 20

Saturday, April 11, 2015 || By Michael Romain  The Village of Maywood has completed negotiations with Willie Norfleet, Jr., (pictured) who will start his tenure as village manager on April 20, accord…

Musical Memories: The Joker

My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back. One of the very strongest musical memories I have centers around the song, "The Joker" by the Steve Miller Band. As soo…

Day 35 – Silsbee TX to De Ridder LA – 73 Miles

Today was a bit of a milestone as it is the day we crossed the Sabine River, boundary between Texas and Louisiana. We’re now nestled snugly in our De Ridder, LA, Comfort Inn Hotel rooms with private b…

Day 34: Silsbee, Texas

Shepherd Sanctuary: We arrived at a brand new camp for us last night, but C2C had used Shepherd Sanctuary in Shepherd, TX, in 2014.  It is nearly impossible to describe in words about this place.  I…

Musical Memories: A Funeral and a Flood

My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back. A number of years ago, an Aunt of mine passed away and I wanted to attend her funeral in Livingston and burial at Camp Ruby …

31th day : a long, long day – Silsbee

During the night we listened to the strange sound of an animal, living in the pond next to our tent…we had heard it before, a deep call, almost like a cow. Was it the bullfrog? We might have to ask so…

Musical Memories: AM Gold

My theme is Musical Memories:  The Memories that music brings rushing back. AM Radio.  For me it was KKAS 1300 in Silsbee on a beige radio just like this one.  When I was 6 years old, on up to eleven,…

(USA-TX-Silsbee) Area Representative

ISE Area Representatives use their networking skills and community knowledge to make a positive impact in the lives of exchange students from all over the world. They also enhance the lives of the peo…


Register now and request your ballots for the year in SILSBEE TEXAS

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in SILSBEE TEXAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) [2]

  • Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in SILSBEE TEXAS ?

    In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

    Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

    But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

    Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

    These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

    To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

    Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


    Feed Widget

    If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
    business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
    it is all the more important that the public understand
    that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
    Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of SILSBEE TEXAS. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, SILSBEE TEXAS, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.