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Kountze City Councilman charged with felony theft
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 20:35:25 -0700

KOUNTZE - A Kountze city councilman is facing felony theft charges tonight. A probable cause affidavit filed in Hardin County by the Texas Rangers..states 56 year old Ira Braneff confessed to pocketing more than $3,000 for a deal involving a cemetery headstone. ...

Family mealtime importance emphasized
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:29:03 -0700

Studies show that children who sit in on family meals eat healthier diets and perform better in school, according to Amanda Scott, an AgriLife Extension program specialist in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education program. "Research shows that compared to children who seldom participate in family meals, children who sit down to regular family meals consume more fruits, vegetables and fiber ...

KBTV learns Hardin County D.A. expects to file another theft charge against Kountze Councilman Ira Braneff
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:39:23 -0700

HARDIN COUNTY - KBTV has learned the Hardin County District Attorney expects to file another charge of theft against a Kountze city councilman, already accused of keeping more than $3,000 from the sale of a headstone and not providing it to the family of a Kountze High School athlete killed in a crash in January. ...

MILITARY SALUTE: Christopher Hardin of Spring
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:02:40 -0700

Air Force Airman Christopher M. Hardin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Sam Houston Center museum renovation planned
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:31:28 -0700

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) has launched a multi-year plan to renovate the museum area at its Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas. This will

Unemployment rate slightly rises in Southeast Texas
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:30 -0700

The jobless rate for June was 7.5 percent, edging up a 10th of a percentage point from May's 7.4 percent.

Kountze councilman charged with theft
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:13:36 -0700

A Kountze councilman bonded out of the Hardin County jail Sunday after confessing to pocketing more than $3,000 from a mother who paid him to purchase a gravestone for her son, police said. Braneff told Silsbee police that he never submitted the payment to SuperNova International, but transferred it to his personal business bank account.

Hardin County updates most wanted list
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:16:42 -0700

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office asks anyone with information about the whereabouts of these fugitives or any others to contact its Criminal Investigation Division at (409) 246-3441:

Bull riders from Kountze, Jasper chase world title
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:04:30 -0700

Cooper Davis of Jasper and Cody Teel of Kountze are living their dreams as professional bull riders for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Championship Bull Riding organizations. Next week, Davis, 20, and Teel, 22, will complete the 10-month marathon better known as the professional rodeo bull riding circuit when they compete in the Championship Bull Riding Finals in Cheyenne, Wyo ...

KBTV learns Kountze City Council to discuss possibility of consolidating police department with Hardin County Sheriff ...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:46:24 -0700

KOUNTZE - KBTV has learned the Kountze City Council is preparing to discuss and possibly vote on whether to consolidate the Kountze Police Department with the Hardin County Sheriff's Office. The agenda calls for city council in Kountze to talk about the issue at its meeting this Thursday night. ...