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TEA Commissioner Michael Williams (studiosuzelle.blogspot.com photo)

UPDATE: Jefferson County District Attorney Cory Crenshaw responds to the TEA announcement of a takeover recommendation.

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U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Manda M. Emery

UPDATE: The Bolivar ferry resumed 24/7 operations as of 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 26. Ferry operators asked that passengers remain in their vehicles during transit as there is still oil in the water.

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Efforts to contain and recover oil spilled after a collision that occurred Saturday, March 22, 2014, in the Houston Ship Channel continue with an aggressive deployment of all available response resources, the Coast Guard said in a press release Sunday.

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Gathering to congratulate Summer Diamond

The Beaumont Foundation has announced the winners of the Reaud Excellence in Education Awards as part of its ongoing commitment to support education. The foundation created the awards to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning.

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Guest

A Groves man charged with fondling two underage children was re- arrested last week and will likely face a new charge of possession of child pornography.

David Lawrence Guest, 51, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Sept. 26, 2013 for indecency with a child and improper photography/visual recording, a second-degree felony and state jail felony, respectively.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Examiner, Guest’s trouble with the law began March 2013 when the daughter of a family friend made an outcry of sexual abuse to police.

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